The City is pleased to promote grant funding opportunities and other resources to Woburn residents currently experiencing economic hardship, particularly in cases where the COVID-19 pandemic has led to possible housing instability. Metro Housing Boston is offering two state-funded programs to help Woburn residents address these circumstances: The Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) and Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) programs, with qualifying households in line to receive up to $4,000 over the course of a 12-month period.

Interested residents are encouraged to view the following documents:

RAFT/ERMA Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet FAQ FY20 RAFT & ERMA 07.08.2020

RAFT/ERMA Programs Informational Flyer – English RAFT ERMA Tenant Focus 07.01.2020

RAFT/ERMA Programs Informational Flyer – Spanish RAFT ERMA Inquilnio Enfoque 07.01.2020

RAFT/ERMA Programs Application Form Application Form

If residents have any specific questions about either program after reviewing all information and the application terms, they may contact the staff of Metro Housing Boston at 800-272-0990 (toll free) or

For residents who discover that they are ineligible for grant funding but are still faced with the prospect of housing instability, Metro Housing Boston offers additional resources that may be of assistance:  Rent Relief, Utility Arrears, and Eviction Prevention (linked)

What if I can’t pay my rent due to COVID? (linked):