Rental Assistance

If you're facing hardship related to the pandemic and can't pay your rent, you may qualify for one of these programs.

If you live in Medford, MA and are experiencing hardship caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage you to apply for ABCD emergency rental assistance. This program provides temporary relief and is made possible through our partnership with the City of Medford and funding through the Community Preservation Act.

The Medford Emergency Rental Assistance Program (M-ERAP) is designed to assist low-income households facing housing emergencies correlated with COVID-19. An emergency through this program is defined as a situation in which immediate action is needed to avoid homelessness or eviction, to re-establish a home or prevent displacement from a home.



To qualify for the City of Medford’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program through ABCD, you must meet the following guidelines:

General Eligibility Guidelines for City of Medford Rental Assistance Program 

  • Must be a Medford resident  
  • Annual Household income less than or equal to 80% of Area Median Income (See table below)
  • Must have a COVID-19 Hardship


Area Median Income Levels for Medford Residents

Household Size 80% AMI 50% AMI
1 $67,400 $44,800
2 $77,000 $51,200
3 $86,650 $57,600
4 $96,250 $63,950
5 $103,950 $69,100
6 $111,650 $74,200
7 $119,350 $79,300
8 $127,050 $84,450


Applicants will be required to submit supporting documents along with a completed application form.




Rental Eligibility Checklist


APPLY HERE (English)


INQUIRE HERE (Haitian Creole)