RAFT (Residential Assistance to Families in Transition)
RAFT is for families with a household income up to 50% of Area Median Income (now extended to 80% through the ERMA program) who are homeless and moving into subsidized or private housing, or who are at risk of becoming homeless due to a significant reduction of income or increased expenses.
Eligible families may receive up to $4,000 from RAFT in a 12-month period to pay for housing and housing-related expenses to avoid homelessness or rapidly exit homelessness.
• To find out how to apply for RAFT benefits, start by visiting
o Scroll down
o Click on the part of the map where the family lives, or select a city/town from the pull-down menu
o You will be sent to a website for the regional agency that administers housing assistance; call the number on that website, or click on 'contact' or 'contact us'