SMOC Rental Assistance Programs
SMOC Rental Assistance provides rental subsidies to income eligible families in 37 communities. Each month designated payments are made on behalf of tenants directly to their landlords. Rental assistance vouchers allow families to rent in the private market and apply a subsidy to their rent. With this assistance, residents are able to pay approximately 30-40 percent of their income toward rent, with SMOC RAP paying the remainder. Each rental unit is inspected annually for compliance to HUD quality standards and Department of Housing and Community Development requirements. When necessary, the program acts as mediator and liaison between tenants and landlords. Call (508) 620-2335 for more information.
Eligibility for a housing voucher is determined based on total annual gross income and family size and is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. In general, the family's total income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the county or metropolitan area in which the family chooses to live. By law, SMOC must provide 75 percent of its vouchers to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30 percent of the area median income. Median income levels are published by HUD and vary by location.
Applications for the SMOC Section 8 waiting list(s) are available at the main SMOC office located at: 7 Bishop St. Framingham MA 01702, or by calling 508-620-2335.
The SMOC Rental Assistance offices are located at: 7 Bishop St. Framingham MA 01702- 8313
Volunteer Oportunities are available at this time.
Monetary donations are excepted. All funds donated are used to provide assistance to families moving from shelters.
SMOC Rental Assistance has made 13,185 rental payments totaling $13,461,000 to area landlords during the last 12 month reporting period.
Please contact Lori Chamberland at 508- 620-2647 for information on internships.