Reading, MA – The Town of Reading announced today that it is offering a temporary Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program to provide relief to eligible households. The Town has partnered with the Reading Co-Operative Bank Charitable Foundation to help administer this grant program.
Coverage will be for up to two mortgage or rent payments for a maximum of $5,000 per applicant/address. The relief program is funded through CARES Act funding and must be expended by December 30, 2020.
Town Manager Bob LeLacheur and Reading Co-op President and CEO Julie Thurlow are pleased to announce this partnership and to offer housing assistance to members of the community that have been adversely impacted by Covid-19.
The program is open to Reading residents and those with students in the Reading Public School system. Applicants will need evidence of COVID-19 harm, evidence of rent or mortgage delinquency, landlord name or mortgagor, contact information, payment amount, and account number of mortgage statement.
Applications are due by December 21, 2020, at 5PM.
Please visit the Town of Reading website to complete the application online or print a paper copy: https://www.readingma.gov/home/pages/rental-and-mortgage-assistance-program