Cambridge Housing Stabilization Program: City of Cambridge
We help eligible people whose rent, condominium fees, or cooperative carrying charges exceed 35% of their income. We provide a subsidy for the amount housing costs exceeding 35% of their income.
This is an ongoing program.
New applications are available now!
The City will begin accepting applications for the next round of short term financial support to help residents experiencing housing instability on January 11, 2021.
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Ages Young Adult to Senior Adult.
- Must be Cambridge residents.
- Must be Cambridge Tenants or Owners of a limited equity co-op or a home purchased subject to long term affordability restrictions administered by the City or a public agency.
- Total household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) at the time of application. (see chart below)
- Must demonstrate that housing costs (condo fee, cooperative carrying charge, or rent) exceed 35% of their gross household income, at the time of application.
City of Cambridge
If you are unable to complete an application online, you may request assistance completing an application over the phone. Staff will make best efforts to return your call within 3 business days.
- Sign-up is ongoing
You can apply at: https://cambridgema.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1128/record-types/6786
Please read the instructions in full to make sure applications are submitted correctly.
This Program provides eligible residents with rent, condo fee, or cooperative carrying charge support.
The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.
- Only virtual (online or over the phone).
Applications can be submitted over the phone or via the online portal.
Residents that are unable to complete an application online may call 617-349-9797 to request assistance completing an application over the phone. Staff will make best efforts to return your call within 3 business days.
The City of Cambridge COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Program serves to provide short term financial assistance to individuals and families in Cambridge who are experiencing housing instability due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program represents the City of Cambridge’s second phase of COVID-19 related resource disbursement for housing assistance.
The program will subsidize eligible households whose rent, condominium fees, or cooperative carrying charges are more than 35% of their income at time of application, by providing a subsidy: the amount by which that housing cost exceeds 40% of the household’s current income. We encourage applicants to apply for the COVID-19 Housing Stabilization Program online, using the ViewPoint system. The online application is now available.