DMH/DDS Set-Aside and 3% Priority Programs
Housing opportunities for people with disabilities
MassHousing's DMH/DDS Set-Aside and 3% Priority Programs support the Commonwealth's Olmstead Planning Efforts to help people with disabilities live in the least restrictive setting possible. Through these supportive housing programs, MassHousing is providing people with disabilities priority access to community-based housing coupled with the services needed for them to be successful members of the community.
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Homelessness Prevention through the Tenancy Preservation Program
An innovative, collaborative approach to preventing evictions
The Tenancy Preservation Program (TPP) is a joint effort by MassHousing, housing advocates, state agencies (Departments of Children and Families, Developmental Services, Housing and Community Development, Mental Health, Public Health, and Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs) and the Housing Court to prevent homelessness among individuals and families who are facing eviction because of behavior related to a disability, behavioral health disorder or other complex health condition.
TPP acts as a neutral party between landlord and tenant and provides clinical consultation with the Housing Court. TPP staff assess the reasons for the eviction, identify needed services, develop a housing stabilization plan to maintain the tenancy, and monitor the case. If the tenancy cannot be preserved, the program works to find more appropriate housing.
TPP assists 500-1,000 Massachusetts households annually, preventing homelessness in 90% of those cases.
For more information, contact David Eng or 617.854.1089, or one of the TPP Program Directors.
Additional Resources and Information
At the Forefront of Efforts to Address Hoarding
Leadership, advocacy, training and information-sharing
Since hosting a conference on the topic in 2007, MassHousing has helped lead local and statewide efforts to confront the issue of Hoarding.
The Housing Stability Department regularly hosts trainings for rental housing and social service professionals and maintains a comprehensive collection of hoarding information and resources.
MassHousing provides hoarding consultation services as part of the fees to multifamily communities enrolled in the TAP, the Tenant Assistance Program. For intake, please complete the Hoarding Consultation Request Form and submit it to TAPresidentprograms@masshousing.com. For questions, contact Denise Green at 617.854.1080.
Dispute Resolution for Multifamily Communities
Mediation, Facilitation, Consultation
Mediation, facilitation, consultation and the Building Peaceful Communities resident workshop give rental housing staff, residents and other parties dealing with conflicts a neutral venue to discuss their issues, generate options, and work toward mutually agreeable resolutions.
MassHousing provides dispute resolution services at no cost to multifamily communities enrolled in the TAP, the Tenant Assistance Program.