Central Mass COVID Funds for Mortgage & Rental Assistance

 

RCAP Solutions is pleased to offer new financial assistance programs for Worcester County families impacted by the recent Covid-19 pandemic and state of emergency. The Greater Worcester Community Fund Grant (GWCFG) for Mortgage & Rental Assistance is provided by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and supported by the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide up to $4,000 of direct funding to eligible households.

The fund can assist with payments for rent or mortgage arrears accrued no earlier than April 1, 2020.

In order to be eligible, a household must:

  • currently rent or own housing as a primary residence in Massachusetts
  • have a gross household income that is between the 50% and 80% Area Median Income (AMI)
  • have a housing emergency due to a financial hardship related to or exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis

Please click here for our press release: GWCFG Press Release

Households can assess their eligibility by looking at the income levels for Worcester County, found here: Income limits listing.

Questions & How to Apply:

Please note, the office is closed to the public at this time and visits are by appointment only.

Thank you!

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Thank you to all those who contributed to RCAP Solutions during the Greater Worcester GIVES 24 hour give-a-thon yesterday!

At the end of the day, RCAP Solutions ranked 46th out of 175 local non-profit organizations and received 10 gifts valuing $425!

This is the first time we have participated in an event like this one and are very happy with the results!

Once again, we thank those of you who made a contribution or passed our message along to help spread the word.

Every little bit counts and 100% of the profits will help to fund our programs and services to help support individuals, families and communities.

 

Today is the day!

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This is just a gentle reminder to consider making a donation today to Greater Worcester Gives.

With 12 hours to go, we are on the Leaderboard with 6 gifts and 50% of our $500 goal!

Please visit: https://www.gwgives.org/#npo/rcap-solutions-inc  to make your tax-deductible donation before midnight tonight.

100% of your donation will support our programs. No matter what the size of the donation, it will help to fund programs that support individuals, families and communities.

You do not have to be a Worcester County resident to participate – all donations are welcome!

Thanks so much for your consideration!

 

 

Lend A Hand to Local Families in Need

 

GWG ImageTomorrow, May 6th, RCAP Solutions will be part of Worcester County’s first-ever online giving challenge, Greater Worcester GIVES!

Organized by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Greater Worcester GIVES is a community-wide online giving challenge to inspire people to support local nonprofits during a 24-hour period.

Please support RCAP Solutions by making a donation and help to support local families in need!

Any time after midnight on May 6th, click on this link or enter https://www.gwgives.org/#npo/rcap-solutions-inc in your browser and follow instructions to make an online donation of $25 or more to RCAP Solutions. Your gift is tax-deductible and unrestricted unless you specify otherwise.

 100% of your donation will support our programs. No matter what the size of the donation, it will help to fund programs that support individuals, families and communities.  You do not have to be a Worcester County resident to participate – all donations are welcome!

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Your Donation will help to support people like Brittany Hill, who strive to be self sufficient and want to provide a good life for their family.

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When entering the Family Self Sufficiency Program two years ago, Brittany Hill was tasked with setting goals, which included paying down her debt and obtaining a degree in the medical field.

Within six months, she had enrolled in school and began taking classes towards a degree in radiology. At the end of 2014, Brittany will have completed her associate’s degree in medical office assistance, and is focused on obtaining a four year degree in radiology.

“I want to keep going so that I can get a good job. I got into debt working as a pharmacy technician. The certification program was expensive and my pay was not enough to cover my living expenses with three children and school loans. Even though I worked full time, I quickly went into debt. I fell behind on my payments and was charged penalties. The debt just kept building and I knew I was in trouble.”

Well over $10,000 in debt when she began the program and eager to restore her credit, Brittany is now budgeting her income and paying off debts. “My credit has gone up 57 points since I began the program. I’m leasing a car  and paying off defaulted school loans and old bills.”

Motivated to complete the goals she has set, Brittany wants to work harder.

“RCAP Solutions has helped me to get on my feet and become independent. My counselor helps me to focus on my goals. I can’t say enough about the amazing support I have received.”

Brittany hopes to purchase a home with the escrow funds she will receive when completing the program.

“I plan to take a home ownership certification course and am motivated to own my own home and car. I’ve lived in apartments that were not safe. I want to be a good example for my girls. I want to give them a good life and give them each a college fund. I don’t want them to struggle like I did.”

Four days until Greater Worcester Gives!

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RCAP Solutions is proud to be a non profit partner in Greater Worcester GIVES, a community-wide online giving challenge hosted by Greater Worcester Community Foundation which seeks to inspire as many people as possible to support local nonprofit organizations during a 24-hour period.

Please visit the RCAP Solutions Donation Page to make a donation on Tuesday, May 6, 2014: http://www.gwgives.org/#npo/rcap-solutions-inc

The goal is to raise unrestricted dollars for the nonprofit organizations that serve our communities.

For 24 hours, between 12:00am through 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 6, donors can make gifts of $25 or more to participating nonprofits that are located in or provide services in Worcester County.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the country’s first community foundation, we hope to shine a spotlight on the nonprofit community and make it fun and easy for individuals to support local nonprofit organizations.