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Emergency Assistance

CFC’s Emergency Housing Assistance program can provide financial assistance for income eligible renters and homeowners to prevent homelessness. We also provide referrals to other resource saving programs, both internal and external to CFC. Please see below for full program details and eligibility guidelines.

Program Details:

Program Funding: This housing assistance program is funded by various federal and state government funding sources.

Program Benefits: As of Oct. 1st, the program provides up to $5,000 in rent/mortgage assistance for eligible households.

Program Eligibility: Available to Greater Fall River and Greater Taunton renters and property owners in arrears.

Any individuals and households owing over $5,000 in back payments are not eligible for the program. Please visit the MA Emergency Housing website or NeighborWorks Housing Solutions for more assistance options.

Your household must meet specific income guidelines.

All program policies and procedures can be viewed here.

How to Apply: Please contact either our Fall River or Taunton office. All office details and contact info are found towards the bottom of this page.

There is no FEMA funding available at this time. Thank you.

Program Funding: This program is funded completely by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and has its own set of eligibility guidelines. The operation of this housing assistance program is solely dependent on the availability of FEMA funding.

Eligibility: Client must be in the process of moving into or being evicted from their current living environment, and the property must be in the Greater Fall River area.

Application Process: Application is taken at the office.

Criteria for Selection: Must be moving into or in the process of being evicted from your current living situation.

More details available soon. Please contact our Fuel Assistance program if you’re in need of help.

Additional Resources & Information

Please explore our other programs for additional assistance opportunities. A full list of our programs can be found in the right sidebar.

More resources for MA residents compiled by the National Consumer Law Center can be found by following the button below.

Fall River Office

Director: Chrystal Arpa
E-Mail: carpa@cfcinc.org

Address: 264 Griffin Street Fall River, MA 02724
Telephone: (508) 675-2157 ext. 601
Fax: (508) 324-0643

Office Hours: 

By appointment only.

Taunton Office

Director: Debbie Araujo
E-Mail: daraujo@cfcinc.org

Address: 1 Taunton Green Taunton, MA 02780
Telephone: (508) 823-6346
Fax: (508) 823-6348

Office Hours:

By appointment only.