Mass.gov COVID Response for tenants, landlords & homeowners:

Moratorium on evictions and foreclosures forms and other resources

Are you experiencing a housing crisis?

 

  • Are you late on your rent?
  • Experiencing an inability to pay future rent?
  • Are you being evicted?
  • Are you homeless?
  • Are your utilities shut off?

At this time, the MA Emergency Housing payment Assistance Application is not accepting applications from homeowners.  Homeowners in need of mortgage assistance or other housing assistance may apply for the new Homeowner Assistance Fund (MA HAF) Program.  Please visit this link to learn more about HAF and to see if you may be eligible.  To apply to Mass HAF, visit www.massmortgagehelp.org

Williamstown home owners may also apply below.

All renters can apply for funds directly here:

(If you are moving, please wait to apply until after finding an apartment.  Skip to step 2)  

STEP ONE: 

Williamstown Residents (tenants & home owners) – CLICK HERE (WERAP / WEMAP Funds application)

For all other Berkshire County towns, CLICK HERE (ERAP, ERMA & RAFT application) Available in other languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Russian, Vietnamese, Portuguese

Landlords:  To apply on behalf of a tenant – CLICK HERE  (RAFT Application) Available in other languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Russian, Vietnamese, Portuguese

 

Don't forget your intake form!

Although you can apply for the funds directly, don’t forget the intake form.  We want to be sure you benefit from all the services and guidance available at our Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC).

 

STEP TWO:     

Let’s get started!

Our Mission

The mission of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation (BHDC) is to improve the quality of life for residents of Berkshire County by increasing affordable housing opportunities; delivering community development programs and projects; and operating a professional management company.

About Us

BHDC is a private non profit organization that serves all of Berkshire County, MA. Since its founding in 1971, it has focused on improving the lives of our residents by creating affordable housing, providing housing services and programs and helping communities access and administer community development projects.