Somerville Homeless Coalition’s Homelessness Prevention Program is designed to re-house homeless households and to prevent homelessness for households who are at immediate risk. Homeless Prevention works to bring stability to households through individualized case management and through funding to assist with rental arrears, utility arrears, or start up costs.
If you are in need of assistance, please complete the relevant application in your preferred language below. Completed applications can be submitted by fax, email, mail, or in person at our office in Davis Square. A staff member will contact you to follow up and determine program eligibility.
Rental Support & Services
If you are at risk of eviction and in need of rental assistance, Somerville Homeless Coalition may be able to help. Complete the application below to see if you qualify.
If you are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness, you may qualify for assistance paying first, last and security on a new apartment. Moving cost assistance can also be provided in certain situations. Complete the application below to apply for support.
If you live or work in Somerville and are in need of short term assistance to get back up on your feet, you may be eligible for SHC’s 12-24 month PASS program. For more information on the PASS program, please email Gabriela Caruso at [email protected].
Section 8 Voucher Assistance
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, which can provide incentive payments to landlords and realtors for leasing to you! More info about the program here!