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Rental Assistance Eligibility Check


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Important!  If you have not used a MassResources.org Eligibility Check before, please read the questions and answers below before you begin. Also, please note that this eligibility check is not official and is not an application for rental assistance.


What is an eligibility check?

An eligibility check is an easy way for you to find out if you are likely to qualify for rental assistance by answering online questions about your family, your living situation, your income, and your expenses. You will see the results of the eligibility check right away, on your computer screen. It should take no more than fifteen minutes of your time, from start to finish.

An eligibility check is not an official application. However, it will give you a good idea of the kinds of questions you will have to answer when you apply and whether you are likely to be eligible for benefits.


Is this eligibility check confidential?

This eligibility check is completely confidential. There are no questions that ask for any personal information about you. We do not ask for your name, your address, or any other information that would identify you.


What questions are asked?

This eligibility check has several short sets of questions. There are general questions such as the number of people in your household, whether you are a senior, and if anyone in your family has a disability. There are also questions about your finances, such as how much money you make and how much you spend on child care and medical expenses.

In order to answer the eligibility check questions accurately, you may have to check your records. You may need to look at pay stubs, bank statements, pension checks, or medical bills. The results of the eligibility check will only be correct if the information you enter is correct.


What do the results mean?

The eligibility check results will show if you are likely to be eligible for public housing, private affordable housing, and/or rent vouchers at this time, based on the information you entered. If the results show that you are not likely to be eligible, you will be told the reason why.

Remember: This eligibility check is not an application for rental assistance and the results are not official. The only way you can know officially if you are eligible or not is by filing an application with your housing agency or private housing development.


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