Short-term Relief Available to Medford Residents Struggling to Pay Rent

Medford residents struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic can get some short-term relief through a new program Action for Boston Community Development has launched in partnership with the city.

Under the initiative, funded through $250,000 appropriated by Medford from its Community Preservation Act fund, households that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and earn up to 80 percent of the area median income can apply for rental assistance to ABCD, a regional anti-poverty agency. Area median income for a family of four is currently $96,250.

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