Additional Resident Resources

Disability Law Center of Massachusetts The Disability Law Center (DLC) of Massachusetts provides information, referral, technical assistance and representation regarding legal rights and service for people with disabilities, including access to community services, special education, health care, disability benefits, and rights and conditions in facilities.
Mass 2-1-1 Free Resources
Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) MASSCAP is a statewide association of 24 Community Action Agencies (CAAs). CAAs provide emergency assistance to people in crisis, offer programs that fight unemployment, inadquate housing, poor nutrition, and lack of educational opportunity, and provide training in advocacy skills. Services also include weatherization assistance and homelessness prevention.
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office The Attorney General's Office reviews and responds to civil rights complaints alleging deprivations of, or interference with, civil rights and civil liberties. The AGO may bring enforcement action, where appropriate, may mediate disputes, or may refer complainants to other resources.
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is the state's chief civil rights agency. The Commission works to eliminate discrimination in housing, lending, public accommodation, as well as employment and eduction, and strives to advance the civil rights of the people of the Commonwealth through law enforcement, outreach and training.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides a range of both primary and secondary prevention services to the children of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, their families and others with an interest in the prevention of lead poisoning. CLPPP has developed linkages with a wide array of professionals and programs that provide services to children. CLPPP also provides coordinated and comprehensive nursing care management.
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) DHCD provides leadership, professional assistance and financial resources to promote safe, decent affordable housing opportunities, economic vitality of communities and sound municipal management. DHCD provides Community planning and development resources for cities and towns, including resources and support to increase the economic self-sufficiency of their residents. DHCD programs also include affordable housing development, state-aided public housing management and construction, and federal and state rental assistance. It is DHCD’s objective to ensure that new and ongoing programs and policies affirmatively advance fair housing, promote equity, and maximize choice.
Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) provides services that include food, job, cash, and domestic violence assistance, as well as emergency shelter. DTA administers benefits such as Food Stamp Benefits, Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC) and Emergency Assistance (EA).
Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (Serves the communities in Hampden County) The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center works to eliminate illegal housing discrimination, conducts advocacy and outreach, and serves tenants, landlords, policymakers, law enforcers, faculty and students.
MassHousing Housing Programs
Mass Housing Get the Lead Out Program Get the Lead Out Eligibility
SNAP: Food Assistance Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD programs include community planning and development, affordable housing development, and federal public housing and rental assistance. HUD also enforces federal fair housing laws, including the federal Fair Housing Act.
USDA Rural Development Housing Programs
Valley Opportunity Council Fuel Assistance
Emergency Housing Assistance Programs Emergency Housing Assistance Programs
Home Energy Assistance Programs Home Energy Assistance Programs
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)