Holliston Rent & Mortgage Relief


COVID 19 Rent & Mortgage Relief  *Applications for Rent & Mortgage Relief are now CLOSED* 

In response to the loss of income to households due to Covid-19, this program has been created and funded by the CARES Act funds granted to the Town of Holliston and Holliston Youth and Family Services utilizing the Community Action Fund. This program seeks to be efficient and responsive. It is temporary in nature. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis starting on November 1, 2020. Applicants are eligible one month of rental or mortgage assistance. See Guidelines and Application below. 

Amounts available are:

  • $1200 / month for an efficiency/studio
  • $1400 / month for a 1-bedroom
  • $1600 / month for a 2-bedroom
  • $2000 / month for a 3+-bedroom

If the assistance amount is greater than the rent amount, only the rent amount will be granted.

Please contact Jaclyn Winer, Director of Youth and Family Services at winerj@holliston.k12.ma.us or by phone at 508-429-0620 for a paper application or with any questions.

To Submit an Application via email: Please email the application and supporting documents to winerj@holliston.k12.ma.us

To Submit an Application by mail: Please mail application and supporting documents to: Holliston Youth and Family Services, Attn: Jaclyn Winer, 1750 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 02176 

If you would like to drop off your application at Youth and Family Services, please contact Jackie Winer at winerj@holliston.k12.ma.us or 508-429-0620 to set up an appointment.

Important Documents

COVID 19 Housing Resources 

Massachusetts Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Extended

Governor Baker extended the pause on evictions and foreclosures for 60 days, until October 17, 2020, through the authority granted to the governor by Chapter 65 of the Acts of 2020, An Act providing for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the COVID-19 Emergency, which was signed into law on April 20, 2020.

Small business and residential tenants are strongly encouraged to continue to pay rent, and homeowners to make their mortgage payments, to the extent they are able. To assist low-income households in making rent and mortgage payments, as well as support landlords needing these rent payments to pay expenses, the Baker-Polito Administration launched a new $20 million, statewide fund, the Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) program, on July 1st. 

Information for Tenants.

Information for Homeowners

The Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) at SMOC 

The Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) provides a variety of services to tenants, landlords, homeowners, future homebuyers, homeless individuals and families along with individuals and families facing eviction, foreclosure, who are not eligible for DTA services. This service is provided through information and referral, individual counseling, homelessness prevention programs, workshops, and seminars. See below flyer for information on how to apply for Rent & Mortgage Assistance