Apply for Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance
Difficulty paying your rent or mortgage? There are financial assistance programs available to help. RCAP Solutions serves as the regional Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) for Worcester County and administers financial assistance programs such as Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT), Emergency Rental and Mortgage Assistance (ERMA), and the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Click here for the application page.
Senior, Disabled & Family Housing Applications
RCAP Solutions manages over 380 affordable apartments for the elderly, disabled, and families in Athol, Bolton, Bolyston, Groton, Hubbardston, Northbridge, Townsend, Webster and Worcester. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. As apartments become available, applicants are selected from a waiting list in accordance with eligibility requirements. Click here for applications.
Subsidized Housing Programs
RCAP Solutions manages several voucher programs, including the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which assist low-income renters by subsidizing a portion of their rent. The tenants must be income eligible and the units must pass program-specific housing quality standards inspection.
- Applicable Payment Standards (APS) (The Applicable Payment Standards information is at the bottom of the page)
- HUD Income Limits (Section 8 income limits for your city can be found by using this lookup tool)
RCAP Solutions has partnered with GoSection8 to maintain a list of available housing in the area. Users can search the list by a number of different criteria. In addition, landlords with available units to lease may add them to the list.
To search for housing as a prospective renter or to list your property as a landlord, visit rcap.gosection8.com.