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Rental assistance in Norfolk County Massachusetts

Assistance programs in Norfolk County Massachusetts can help with paying rent, provide security deposit help or low income housing, and offer shelter. There are resources for a wide range of families, including tenants facing eviction, senior citizens or households with children (including single mothers). Services and programs will provide some form of rent or deposit assistance to anyone who needs help.

If one of the non-profit organizations can’t meet the needs of the applicant or offer direct financial assistance, the agencies can oftentimes refer families and individuals to other local charities, government agencies, and/or non-profits. If found to be qualified, low income, elderly, and disabled residents in Norfolk County can get help from emergency financial and rent assistance programs. Or there may be loans or grant money to help pay security deposits or first month’s rent as well as other housing counseling services.

Norfolk County Massachusetts Housing Authorities

The non-profit organizations both administer a number of rent and low income housing assistance programs. They also work closely with and partner with other organizations. Staff work with charities, government programs, and resources across the entire Norfolk County Massachusetts region in an effort to provide help with back rent, moving costs, or a deposit.

As just an example of some of the services, the programs offered to qualified individuals and families include the federal section 8 voucher program, the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program, Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing, and the non-profits can direct you to other agencies.

  • Abington Housing Authority - 71 Shaw Ave., Abington, Massachusetts 02351, (781) 878-3469
  • Avon Housing Authority - 1 Fellowship Circle, Avon, MA 02322, (508) 588-1847
  • Braintree Housing Authority - 25 Roosevelt St., Braintree, Massachusetts 02184, (781) 848-1484
  • Bridgewater Housing Authority - P.O. Box 306, Bridgewater, MA 02324, (508) 697-7405
  • Cohasset Housing Authority - 60 Elm St., Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025, (781) 383-1948
  • Hingham Housing Authority -  30 Thaxter St., Hingham, MA 02043 (781) 741-1417
  • Holbrook Housing Authority - 1 Holbrook Ct., Holbrook, Massachusetts 02343, (781) 767-0024
  • Milton Housing Authority - 65 Miller Ave., Milton, MA 02186, (617) 698-2169
  • Norwood Housing Authority - 40 William Shyne Circle, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062, (781) 762-8115




  • Quincy Housing Authority, 80 Clay St., Quincy, MA 02169, (617) 847-4350
  • Randolph Housing Authority - 1 DeCelle Dr., Randolph, Massachusetts 02368, (781) 961-1400
  • Scituate Housing Authority - 791 Country Way, Scituate, MA 02066, (781) 545-3375
  • Stoughton Housing Authority - 4 Capen St., Stoughton, MA 02072, (781) 344-6599
  • Walpole Housing Authority - 8 Diamond Terrace, Walpole, Massachusetts 02081, (508) 668-7878
  • Weymouth Housing Authority - 402 Essex St., Weymouth, Massachusetts 02189, (781) 331-2323

South Shore Housing Development Corp. – Can provide housing and rent solutions to Norfolk County residents as well. 169 Summer St., Kingston, Massachusetts 02364. Call (781) 422-4200

Quincy Department of Planning and Community Development administers the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This may involve issuing a loan for back rent or the organization will place the applicant into a transitional home or apartment for a fresh start. Call (617) 376-1167

Quincy Neighborhood Housing Services – Contact his south shore based agency. They can direct qualified low income, unemployed, elderly, and others to emergency rent programs. They also may have information on low income housing. Counselors can refer individuals to a number of local resources and programs too. 1200 Hancock St., Quincy, Massachusetts 02169, (617) 770-2227

Housing Opportunities Unlimited – Another local housing authority. Call them for information on eviction and homeless prevention resources. Address is 424 Adams St., Milton, Massachusetts 02186, phone number (617) 698-6897

Dove Shelter for Battered Women and Their Children – For women and their children who have experienced some form of abuse, this location can provide shelter, housing, and/or rent help. Single parents can also use the services. (617) 471-1234 or (888) 314-3683

Father Bill's Place – Another shelter in the Norfolk County Massachusetts region. 38 Broad St., Quincy, MA 02169, (617) 376-2255

Atlantic House, Center for Health and Development – A regional non-profit organization. Call them for information on low income housing assistance, emergency funds to pay rent if you are faced with an eviction, direct referrals to other programs, and other financial aid. 338 Washington St., Quincy, Massachusetts 02169, (617) 770-9660

Interfaith Social Services – Offers assistance to anyone in need. They have an onsite food pantry, thrift shop, clothing, and limited funds to pay security deposits or rent. A program known as Homesafe serves families at risk for homelessness due to financial hardship. Only low income individuals and families from Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth are eligible for rental assistance. 105 Adams Street, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169, dial (617) 773-6203

Quincy Community Action Programs – A number of social service programs are administered. Community action agencies are committed to helping the low income and people experiencing poverty get both short term help and long term self-sufficiency programs. Learn about section 8 housing, LIHEAP, free legal aid to deal with landlords and evictions, and government rent assistance. Location is 1509 Hancock St., Quincy, Massachusetts 02169, dial (617) 479-8181.





Legal Advocacy and Resource Center
Phone - (866) 778-0939
Free legal, eviction help is provided. They deal with pay or quite notices, tenants living in unsafe housing or that are in rent arrears to their landlord, and other housing support.

Salvation Army Quincy Corps
Main address is 6 Baxter Street
Quincy, MA, 02169
Call (617) 472-2345
As funding allows, there may be limited rental payment assistance to families, including seniors, that are out of options. Other programs include shelter, heating help, no interest loans for housing or rent expenses, and referrals.

Norfolk County RAFT
Phone - (800) 242-0957
Federal and state grants can help with paying back rent for families with children. There is also housing placement, counseling, landlord mediation, and possible security deposit help.

Local shelters in Norfolk County region

Get access to short term transitional housing and/or shelter. Some of these charities and non-profits may also be able to provide small amounts of funds to pay rent. If that is not possible, they can often direct individuals to state of Massachusetts or federal government grants as a form of rental assistance.

  • Hingham Interfaith Shelter - 7 Thaxter St., Hingham, Massachusetts 02043, (781) 340-1604
  • Mary Martha - 1045 Main St., Hingham, Massachusetts 02043, (781) 749-5441
  • South Shore Friends of the Homeless - 258 Rockland St., Hingham, MA 02043, (781) 749-7614
  • Faith Home Share - 8 Drift Way, North Weymouth, MA 02191, (781) 340-1604
  • Bay View Inn - Long Island Rd., Quincy, Massachusetts 02169, (617) 328-3705


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