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TAP: Frequently Asked Questions

TAP, MassHousing's Tenant Assistance Program, supports the Agency's mission to confront the housing challenges facing the Commonwealth to improve the lives of its people. TAP responds to problems threatening individual tenancies and housing communities while aiming to make affordable housing truly sustainable by assisting property managers in preserving well maintained and fiscally sound rental housing.

Through membership, TAP offers you a unique way to stabilize and enrich your housing community, lower operating costs and reduce turnover of staff and residents alike.

What are the advantages of TAP membership?

Among the benefits of enrolling your site in TAP are

Why join TAP?

TAP is a sound investment and an excellent way to improve your development's overall performance.

Who can join?

TAP membership is available to housing developments financed or overseen by MassHousing.

What does membership cost?

Annual fees pay for membership on the calendar year for just $10/unit/year/site.

What if our site can’t afford TAP?

Consider TAP in next year’s budget. For a site with financial hardship, contact Kelly Hetrick, 617.854.1352.

How to join?

Submit payment with invoice. No invoice? Submit an Enrollment/Invoice Request Form or call 617.854.1352.

 TAP Documents
Document  2020 Resident Program Catalog
Document  Resident Program Request Form
Document  Resident Service Coordinator's Handbook
Document  Community Connections, TAP's First 25 Years (1983-2008)
 TAP Membership
Document  TAP Membership Brochure
Document  TAP Membership Enrollment/Invoice Request Form

Forms & Documents

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