- COVID-19 Updates
- Housing Resources
- Small Business Resources
- Resources for Families & Communities
- Resources for Seniors
- Resources for Nonprofit & Grassroots Organizations
- Food Resources
- Employment Resources
- Real Estate Resources
- Resources by Region
- Resources from the Federal Goverment
- Other Resources
TRACKING AND NEWS
SHNS Coronavirus Tracker: Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 news in Massachusetts with this tracker from the State House News Service.
Massachusetts COVID-19 Case Tracking (including daily report with county-level data)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information Webpage: This webpage is updated daily with news about COVID-19, and has useful guidance for different populations (e.g., employers, caregivers, etc.).
Massachusetts Toolkit of materials including a guide to hosting a forum on COVID-19 vaccine, Vaccine need-to-know flyers and posters, Flyers about the distribution timeline, Post-vaccine information for Pfizer and Moderna, Social media graphics.
When can I get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Vaccine distribution information from Mass.gov
COVID-19 Vaccine locations in Massachusetts for individuals currently eligible to be vaccinated
CDC Flyer: Why Get Vaccinated?
Vaccine FAQs from the CDC
LISC Vaccine Access Fund: In partnership with Uber PayPal and Walgreens, LISC has created the Vaccine Access Fund to support free Uber rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine sites for people in communities hard hit by the pandemic. LISC is working is partner organizations to connect people in need with rides. Learn how to become a partner organization here.
Massachusetts Homebound Vaccination Program: A statewide program to offer in-home vaccinations for homebound individuals who cannot leave their home to get to a vaccination site.
Free transportation to Vaccine appointments for MassHealth members: Call (800) 841-2900 or (800) 497-4648 to request transportation.
Boston Medical Center Vaccine Interest Form: Complete this form if you are interested in receiving a vaccine at a Community Vaccine Clinic hosted by Boston Medical Center. After you submit the form, you will receive a call to schedule an appointment when you are eligible to receive the vaccine.
Boston Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccination Locations: Schedule an appointment to be vaccinated if you are currently eligible.
Educational vaccine videos and resources from BMC:
- Explaing the COVID Vaccine in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean.
- Vaccine Myths
- Avoiding Vaccine Misinformation Online
- Pregnancy and the Vaccine
- Vaccine Hesitancy
- Map of BMC's Community Vaccine Sites
The Baker Administration's Steps to Ensure Housing Stability for Vulnerable Populations: Read here.
Massachusetts Emergency Rental Assistance Programs in response to COVID-19: Survey of Local Governments conducted in May 2020.
Information on Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020: This makes important changes to summary process rules and procedures that will be in effect until the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency. A notice to quit for nonpayment of rent given in writing by a landlord to a residential tenant must be accompanied by a form with certain information. The form, portal to upload, and a copy of the regulations can be found here.
CHAPA's COVID-19 Affordable Housing Updates: Check out CHAPA’s website for a comprehensive list of state and national updates regarding COVID-19, as well as housing and non-housing resources, and to find out how you can take action.
Local Housing Solutions' COVID-19 Resource Webpage: Check out this webpage for resources on homelessness outreach efforts, eviction moratoriums, and other housing-related advice.
The National Multifamily Housing Council's Emergency Preparedness ListServ: Sign up to be added to a forum for dialogue on a wide range of topics that would require emergency responses.
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University's COVID-19 Housing Resources.
Northeast Legal Aid and Massachusetts Law Reform Institute's Resource on COVID-19 and Evictions.
COVID-19 Eviction Legal Help Project: This project helps small landlords with legal advice and court representation for a variety of housing challenges they are faced with due to COVID-19.
FAQs about the Federal Eviction Moratorium from the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project
Community Mediation Centers are offering free pre-court mediation between landlords and tenants for COVID-19 related lease disputes in addition to the summary process cases referred through the courts.
Boston Rent Relief Fund: The City of Boston added another $5 M to its Rent Relief Fund to assist Bostonians who are at risk of losing their rental housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.
Boston Housing Authority's Guidance for Boston property owners.
DHCD Guidance: Resident services for housing authorities, Limiting Visitors in Private Affordable Housing, Preparing and Responding to COVID19 in Public Housing, Resources and Best Practices for Resident Services.
DHCD & EOHED Information on Moratorium on evictions and foreclosures forms and other resources
The Massachusetts Division of Banks' FAQs about Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures During the COVID-19 Emergency
Enterprise COVID-19 Emergency Response Program: Resources and Support to Low-Income Renters and Housing Providers
National Housing Conference FAQs related to COVID-19
Housing Toolbox for Massachusetts Communities: Emergency Rental Assistance Program Survey Report: DHCD, CHAPA and MHP conducted a survey on how many communities have appropriated local funds for emergency rental assistance (ERA) in response to COVID-19.
Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program: Low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Massachusetts small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. For more information, and to apply, click here.
Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet
Tax credits for small and medium sized business who provide paid leave to workers: Learn more here.
Mass DOT’s Shared Streets and Spaces grant program: Grants from $5,000 to $300,000 for cities and towns to quickly implement or expand improvements to sidewalks, curbs, streets, on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in support of public health, safe mobility, and renewed commerce in their communities.
ICIC's Small Business Resource Center: COVID-19 webpage.
The City of Boston's Guidance for Small Businesses
Mass Growth Capital Corporation’s Resources for Small Businesses
Hispanic American Institute/Instituto Hispano-Americano Coronavirus toolkit for Latinx business owners (Spanish)
LISC and Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund: Massachusetts businesses are eligible to apply for $10,000 grants through this fund. Learn more here.
Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts’ Small Business Resources
Chamber of Commerce Small Business Reopening Guide
The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley's COVID-19 Family Support Fund: The fund will provide financial support for working families impacted by the coronavirus public health emergency. Learn more here.
Asian Community Emergency Relief Fund: Donations to this fund will go directly to help Asian American families and workers who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is an initiative of Asian CDC, in partnership with the Chinese Progressive Association, Viet-AID, Asian American Resource Workshop, and Greater Boston Legal Services. Learn more here.
The Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation Streets for Recovery Funding: Grant program to help communities temporarily adapt how they use their public spaces to support response and recovery. Learn more here.
Codman Square NDC's COVID-19 Community Resources: A comprehensive list of resources on a wide range of areas such as health, legal, food, housing, etc.
Community care in the Time of Coronavirus: From the US Dept. of Arts and Culture.
COVID-19 Resources for the Elderly and Families from the National Association of Nursing Home Attorneys
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: Learn more here.
ABCD’s Neighborhood Service Sites: Sites opened for food pantry and brown bag programs.
Free Respite Care Grants from HFC and the Home Instead Senior Care network
CDC Interim Guidance on Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities.
2Life Communities’ COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures
NACEDA’s COVID-19 resource webpage for Community Developers
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s resource webpage for Massachusetts Nonprofit
New Emergency Governance Procedures for Nonproft Corporations from Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
Looking Glass Creative's Online Event Resources: Tools and resources for online gatherings and virtual events
The National Center for Family Philanthropy has mapped emergency funding opportunities for nonprofits across the United States.
Community Foundation has a list of community foundations across 49 states that have established emergency funding packages for nonprofit organizations broken down by states.
Candid has a list of state-level funding opportunities that include both community foundations and other external funding resources.
Funders Together to End Homelessness’ Covid-19 resources for philanthropy. They also run weekly webinars around funding for the sector.
3D printed PPE: Teachers and staff from Newburyport High School are making and donating 3D printed face shields and ear saver comfort bands to nonprofits and healthcare workers. Learn more here.
Please also see the "Resources by Region" section for resources specific to your region.
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture’s Resources for local food deliveries
State Food Resource Webpage: How and where to buy local food in Massachusetts
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts’ Food Resources
Project Bread FoodSource hotline: A comprehensive statewide information and referral service for people facing hunger in Massachusetts.
Child Nutrition Outreach Program: School Closure Meal Information Resources
Pandemic EBT - Q & As
WorkShare information for Employers: WorkShare allows an employer to reduce the hours of work for employees in an entire company (or a small unit or department), and the employees receive unemployment benefits to supplement their reduced wages. Learn more here.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Resources: Check out this Guide for answers to Frequently Asked Questions for employers navigating the COVID-19 crisis. Also check out AIM's resource page for employers, and its Thirty on Thursday Webinar Series, a series of webinars on COVID-19 and the workplace.
The Urban Land Institute’s COVID-19 Resource webpage on public health and real estate.
Guidance on Protecting Multi-Tenant Residential Maintenance Employees from COVID-19 from Goulston and Storrs.
WinnCompanies Rapid Assessment Form: The Boston Public Health Commission and the Infectious Disease Bureau are distributing Rapid Assessment Forms to communities in the city with confirmed positive cases. This data collection allows them to understand PPE, signage, cleaning and supply needs for staff and residents while they respond to confirmed cases and contact tracing.
North Shore Resources from North Shore CDC.
City of Worcester’s employment and financial assistance and resources
Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance Inc. COVID-19 Resources
Boston Community Resources: This document lists resources available to help the Boston community during this public health crisis. It is in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Kreyol.
The Boston Resiliency Fund: The City of Boston's effort to coordinate fundraising and philanthropic efforts to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and wellbeing are most immediately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more here.
The Boston Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund: This fund supports Greater Boston organizations that are working with communities that are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more here, and request support from the fund here. Also, check out The Boston Foundation's Resource webpage.
The Cambridge Community Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Fund: Grants for Cambridge residents, nonprofits and small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more here.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Berkshire United Way's COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund: The fund is providing flexible resources to nonprofits in Berkshire County that work with communities disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and its economic consequences. Learn more here.
CDC of South Berkshire’s Resource Webpage
413Cares: A portal for Western Massachusetts residents that provides online access to housing, healthcare, and educational resources
The City of Springfield Office of Planning and Economic Development's COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses
Coronavirus Tax Relief: Resources from the Internal Revenue service.
IRS tax related Guidance: FAQs on employee benefits relating to the IRS and DOL COVID-19 Related Tax Credit Guidance
A quick guide to CDBG eligible activities to support infectious disease response: This document lays out examples of COVID-19 responses that communities can take using their CDBG funds.
CONNECT by WinnCompanies: Search by Zip code for services, resources and community partners to meet your housing, health, employment, education, economic mobility, and community engagement needs.
Multi-language Resource: This website provides information, news, health and social resources in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.
Map showing the location of resources available to the public during COVID-19 pandemic, such as food banks, spiritual health and Project Bread site locations.
Protect MA: An online marketplace that connects Black and Latinx designers, makers, and manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) with potential buyers in the business and residential communities.
Lawyers for Civil Rights Resource Page: COVID-19 Resources in English, Spanish and Chinese
Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder: This website provides information for legal aid programs, nonprofits, government agencies, and court programs that may be able to help legal issues for free or at a low cost.
COVID-19 Rights: Flyer from the Attorney General's Office
Immigrant Health and COVID-19 rights: Flyer from the Attorney General's Office
Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources from Racial Equity Tools
Resources for Health Care workers and First Responders from the Attorney General’s Office
UMass Data Dash: Linking COVID-19 cases with race, housing, and socioeconomic status
The MBTA’s Forging Ahead Initiative: The MBTA has initiated Forging Ahead in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address changing ridership and demand. Check out its Forging Ahead webpage, which includes an online public comment form.
Coping with stress due to COVID-19 from the Boston Public Health Commission
The National Housing Conference’s Oxygen Mask Rule: Resources on self-care
MassSupport Crisis Counseling Program: MassSupport Network provides free community outreach and support services across the state in response to the unprecedented public health crisis, COVID-19.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Resource webpage for Bankers and Consumers.
Clean Water Fund Fact Sheet: Safe Cleaning & Disinfecting in the Age of COVID-19