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Brockton and Plymouth County rent assistance.

Relying mostly on state funding, emergency rent assistance is available from several agencies in Plymouth County. The organizations that process applications, which are both government operated as well as non-profits, will issue funds for paying rent to qualified low income families that are facing a crisis.

Depending on the agency, some organizations in Brockton and the county provide money for rent to senior citizens or victims of domestic violence. Additional priority for any housing assistance is provided to the disabled as well as veterans in the county, but anyone can always apply for a grant. Even if money for rent is not available, an applicant may be given a referral to some other source of funding.

Other resources available in Plymouth County include placement into transitional housing and case management. Once a family has stabilized their situation, then assistance may be available in Brockton for a security deposit or first months rent expense. Much more information on programs are below.

Catholic Charitable South - Bureau of the Archdiocese of Brockton
Location is 169 Court Street
Brockton, MA 02302
Phone number is (508) 587-0815
Various services are run. This can include emergency financial aid for rent, they operate shelters, offer food to the homeless, and referrals to low income apartment in Plymouth County.

South Shore Housing Development Corporation
Address: 169 Summer St.
Kingston, MA, 02364
(800) 242-0957
Part of the statewide agency that offers support to tenants and homebuyers. The assistance will be referrals and advice on homeless prevention, legal support, and government programs. More on housing and rent assistance from South Shore.





South Shore Community Action Council
Main location is 142 Pembroke St.
Kingston, Massachusetts 02364
Dial (508) 746-0333
Eviction prevention, information on loans for housing or rent, homeless assistance, and anti-poverty programs are available in Plymouth County.

Lost & Found Ministries
124 Highland St
Brockton, MA 02301
Only helps low income families that are recovering from a disaster, such as fire. Vouchers may be given to a motel, placement into shelter, and more.

Halifax UCC Congregational
Plymouth Street, Route 106
Halifax, MA, 02338
The charity partners with the community action agency above.

Building A Better Brockton as well as the United Way of Plymouth County
Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 583-6306
Applications may be available to government resources such as Emergency Solution Grants (ESG) for rent or security deposits and more.

Wellspring Multi-Service Center
814 Nantasket Avenue
Hull, Massachusetts, 02045
Telephone - (781) 925-3211
Case management is for the low income and working poor. Emergency funds for rent and supportive housing is for the disabled, seniors, and people struggling to gain self-sufficiency.

South Coastal Counties Legal Aid has an address of 231 Main St #201, Brockton, MA 02301. Lawyers can offer guidance to low income tenants with an eviction notice. They can also help with applications to rent programs, Section 8, and more. Call (508) 586-2110.

Ascentria Care Alliance
130 Liberty Street Suite 7, Brockton, MA, 02301
Phone number for information is (508) 580-6716
Transitional housing is for women, single parents, and children. Additional resources range from placement into low income apartments to financial aid for rental costs or child care. Legal aid is also arrange for domestic violence victims.

Plymouth Area Coalition - Pilgrims Hope Family Shelter (Family)
149 Bishop's Highway
Kingston, MA, 02364
Telephone - (781) 582-2010
Shelter and transitional housing is offered for up to one year.





Family Justice Center - GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
Phone - (617) 779-2134
Legal aid, court accompaniment, funds for security deposits on a safe home, and other aid is for women or children impacted by violence that live in the Brockton area.

Brockton Housing Authority
45 Goddard Rd
Brockton, Massachusetts
(508) 588-6880
Section 8 is a national rent subsidy program for the very low income. HID vouchers can be used to pay a portion of the rent on income based apartments.


By Jon McNamara

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