Friday, March 14, 2014

Mass Housing - Housing List

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https://www.masshousing.com/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=422&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=3&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true 



U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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http://www.hud.gov/apps/section8/step2.cfm?state=MA%2CMassachusetts

Mass Access The Accessible Housing Registry

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http://www.massaccesshousingregistry.org/

Housing and Economic Development Affordable Housing (Public Housing)

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http://www.mass.gov/hed/housing/

Public Housing Applications & Documentation


Standard Application for Public Housing

Universal STANDARD Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP doc format of    standapp.doc   (Word)
Universal STANDARD Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP and AHVP pdf format of    standapp.pdf  (Adobe)

Request for Reasonable Accommodations/Modifications rtf format of    requestaccom.rtf

Notice to All Applicants and Residents Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications rtf format of    requestaccomnotice.rtf
Verification of Handicapped Status for State-Aided Elderly/Handicapped Housing doc format of    physicianverify.doc  (revised)
Verification of Disability Form for Reasonable Accommodations/Modifications doc format of    verificationofdisability.doc

Emergency Application for Public Housing

Universal EMERGENCY Application for State-Aided Public Housing pdf format of    emergapp.pdf

Emergency Application Instructions rtf format of    emergappinstruct.rtf

Checklist of Required Verification Document for Priority Status rtf format of    prioritychecklist.rtf

Physician Verification of Severe Medical Emergency doc format of    physicverificationsevere.doc
(only applies if requesting priority due to Severe Medical Emergency)

DHCD Model Emergency Case Plan rtf format of    modelcaseplan.rtf

Income Limits
State Public Housing & State Alternative Housing Voucher Program Income Limits pdf format of    Net Income Limits by Household Size
Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program Eligibility/Income Limits 

Local Housing Authority Listing by Town (addresses to send application)

http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/dhcd/contacts/local-housing-authority-listing.html

 






pdf format of    incomemrvp.pdf

Operation Bootstrap (Beverly)

This is food buying co-operative. Participants can purchase predetermined bags of groceries at a discounted rate.

Requirements:  2 hours of community service per month.

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http://www.beverlybootstraps.org/

Haven from Hunger

Location: 71 Wallis Street Peabody MA  01960 978-531-1530
Requirements:  "No Questions Asked Meal" Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 5:00-6:00.

Groceries:  You can go 1 time and get a free bag of groceries. The 2nd time you need to provide proof of residency.

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http://havenfromhunger.org/?q=get-help




Durable Medical Equipment and Medicare Part B

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http://www.medicare.gov/what-medicare-covers/part-b/durable-medical-equipment.html



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MassSAVE Energy Audits

MassSAVE is a year-round energy efficiency program aimed at reducing energy costs, improving home performance, creating a healthier environment, and improving comfort. It is available to all Massachusetts residents, whether they rent or own their home. MassSAVE offers energy tips, information about free home energy assessments, energy-saving products, loans, rebates, and other incentives for energy saving home improvements. Please call 1-866-527-7283 for more information.

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Massachusetts Energy Alliance

Can provide additional assistance for families on Fuel Assistance who use up their benefit.

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Good Neighbor Energy Fund

Administered by: Salvation Army 93 North St. Salem MA  978-744-5181

This program will provide up to $300.00 emergency assistance for energy for individuals not eligible for Fuel Assistance

Applicants must contact the Salvation Army directly to set up an appointment. They should bring documentation on household income.

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http://magoodneighbor.org/

Citizens Energy

1-800JOE 4 OIL

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http://www.citizensenergy.com/assistance-programs/joe-4-oil



Fuel Assistance


LOW INCOME
HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
Low-income families and individuals can get help with the cost of heating their homes, even if they rent. Fuel assistance is available to income-eligible applicants. Eligibility is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member, 18 years of age or older. <<Click here for Income Eligibility & Benefit Chart>>





 Applicants may apply from November 1 to April 30.  To make an appointment, call
NSCAP at 978-531-077 x136


Are you an existing fuel assistance client? If so, you may be eligible for the following:
Free Refrigerator or Freezer

  • If your refrigerator or freezer is not energy efficient, they may be able to replace it for free.
  • They also install energy efficient light bulbs that will help you save money on your electric bill.
  • Their energy manager will educate you on other ways you can save money on your electric bill.
  • Renters and homeowners are eligible, but you must be a National Grid customer.
Free Heating System Repair or Replacement
  • If your heating system is broken or inefficient, they may be able to repair or replace it for free.
  • Only homeowners are eligible.
Free Insulation and Weatherization
  • If your home or apartment needs insulation or weatherization, they may be able to install them at no cost to you. All work is done by insured contractors.
  • Renters and homeowners are eligible.
To learn more, call NSCAP at 978-531-0767 x118

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program


AT User
The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program  >>
The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program, operated by Easter Seals Massachusetts, is an alternative financing project that gives people with disabilities and elders access to low interest cash loans to purchase assistive devices and services. The program has many options that can help — even for people who don’t think they would qualify for a loan.
Assistive technology (AT) is any device that helps a person achieve greater independence and lead a more productive life. Many different items are considered assistive technology, including:
  • Hearing aids
  • Computers with special programs
  • Electric wheelchairs or scooters
  • Adapted vehicles
An assistive technology service helps people determine which device may be right for them. It also helps people locate and purchase devices, trains them on their use, and provides maintenance and repair. The MA AT Loan Program can refer loan recipients to assistive technology services that meet their specific needs.
This program is supported by grants to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MA AT Loan Program is operated and maintained by Easter Seals Massachusetts in partnership with Sovereign Bank.