At Community Teamwork we work with people wherever they are on the continuum of need for housing security, from struggling to meet basic rental and utility expenses to facing homelessness and even to supporting people who are ready to achieve homeownership. We also help build a more robust base of affordable housing units through partnerships with local cities and towns.
Households maintained safe and affordable housing with ongoing rental vouchers
Housing units were inspected to ensure tenant safety
Households received homelessness prevention and housing placement services in the Housing Consumer Education Center
Was provided for rent and security deposits through the HCEC
Housing Consumer Education Center and Emergency Rental Assistance (HCEC)
Rental Assistance/Subsidized Housing Programs
Community Teamwork is one of eight Regional Administering Agencies (RAAs) that manages subsidized housing assistance, or Rental Assistance, throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the direction of The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development. Our jurisdiction covers forty-three cities and towns throughout Greater Lowell, Greater Lawrence, Merrimack Valley and the North Shore/Seacoast communities:
Amesbury, Danvers, Haverhill, Methuen, Rowley, Wenham, Andover, Dracut, Ipswich, Middleton, Salem, West Newbury, Beverly, Dunstable, Lawrence, Nahant, Salisbury, Westford, Billerica, Essex, Lowell, Newbury, Saugus, Boxford, Georgetown, Lynnfield, Newburyport, Swampscott, Bradford, Gloucester, Manchester, North Andover, Tewksbury, Byfield, Groveland, Marblehead, Peabody, Topsfield, Chelmsford, Hamilton, Merrimac, Rockport, Tyngsborough.
For a full list of RAAs and the cities/towns that they cover please click here.
Federal Rental Vouchers (Including Section 8)
State Rental Vouchers (MRVP)
Targeted & Other Programs
MRVP Self Sufficiency Program (SSP)
Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)
Supporting Neighborhood Opportunity in Massachusetts (SNO Mass)
Emergency Individual & Family Shelter
The Community Teamwork’s Fair Housing Program promotes fair housing throughout seventy cities and towns in Middlesex and Essex counties. Our comprehensive approach includes raising awareness and understanding about housing discrimination through trainings, outreach, and assistance. Anyone involved in housing is eligible for assistance including tenants, homebuyers, landlords, owners, property managers, and anyone else providing housing related services. All assistance is provided at no cost.
Emergency Shelter DHCD Contact
Emergency Shelter Admin
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