(Emergency Financial Assistance)
Application for funding assistance
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 or mortgage?
- Experiencing an inability to pay future rent or mortgage payments?
- Are you being evicted or home foreclosed upon?
- Are you homeless?
- Are your utilities shut off?
You 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: (For all eviction/overdue rent or mortgage issues)
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).
Let’s get started!
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.
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.