Rapid Response

Somerville Homeless Coalition’s Rapid Response Program is designed to re-house homeless households and to prevent homelessness for households who are at immediate risk. Rapid Response works to bring stability to households through individualized case management and through funding to assist with rental arrears, utility arrears, or start up costs. Completed applications can be submitted by fax, email, mail, or in person at our office in Davis Square.

For Rapid Response information, please complete an intake referral or contact us at (617) 623-6111
Rental Assistance

If you are at risk of eviction and in need of rental assistance, Somerville Homeless Coalition may be able to help. Please complete the Rapid Response application to apply. A staff member will contact you to follow up and determine program eligibility.

English Application

Spanish Application

Portuguese Application

Start Up Costs

If you are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness, you may qualify for assistance paying first, last and security on a new apartment. To apply, please complete the Rapid Response application. A staff member will contact you to follow up and determine program eligibility.

English Application

Spanish Application

Portuguese Application

Rental Subsidy- PASS Program

If you live in unsubsidized housing in Somerville and are still struggling to pay your rent or if you are homeless and struggling to find an affordable unit despite being employed, the PASS program may be able to provide you with temporary rental support to help you achieve stability. To apply, please complete a PASS Application form. A staff member will contact you to follow up and determine program eligibility.

English Application

Other Financial Assistance to Stabilize Housing

If you are in need of financial assistance for another reason that will result in your ability to stabilize housing or end homelessness, please complete the Referral for Assistance form. A staff member will contact you to follow up and determine program eligibility.

English Application

Portuguese Application

SomerVIP- Somerville Voucher Incentive Program

Are you a Somerville resident who just received a Section 8 or other mobile voucher but are having trouble finding somewhere to use it? Apply for the SomerVIP program, funded by the City of Somerville, which can provide incentive payments to landlords and realtors for leasing to you! Please complete the initial application to apply. A staff member will contact you to follow up and determine program eligibility.

English Application

Spanish Application

Portuguese Application

SomerVIP Info