This presentation will review the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) "Owner Door". Since late fall 2020, owners have been able to apply for RAFT on behalf of our renters. This application process will become no less important as the economic fallout from the pandemic saturates the arts, entertainment, and services. Federal funding is arriving in even greater amounts than before. Get up to $10,000 for eligible renters to pay rent.
We will start with a review of how the RAFT program works:
- Is my renter eligible?
- Does it matter if they are undocumented?
- How long does it take?
- Where do I apply?
We will then review step-by-step the RAFT application for a major regional administrator:
- Acceptable forms of renter authorization
- Proof of income or lack thereof
- Proof of tenancy
- Proof of ownership
Attendees will leave knowing how to apply for RAFT on behalf of a renter and where to get started.
This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,000 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Open to attendees statewide
This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.
Tuesday, March 16th
Cambridge & Statewide Virtual Meeting Agenda
- 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 5:40pm Business Update
- 6:00pm How to apply for RAFT for your renter
- 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends
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Topic: RAFT (How to apply on behalf of a renter) Virtual Meeting March 16, 2021 Time: Mar 16, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87421355120 Meeting ID: 874 2135 5120 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 874 2135 5120 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdIywmqLxd
Open to the public. Membership is not required!
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- Public: $10
- Members: $7
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