Impact Initiatives

MassHousing joins residents, community-based organizations, property management staff and other stakeholders to develop and support programs and activities that advance equitable opportunities for residents of affordable housing communities.

Youth Resident Activities Program

Youth RAP programming supports young people

Youth RAP addresses the lack of resources for young people living in MassHousing developments. The program began in Boston in 1991, and is now offered statewide and year-round.

YouthRAP awards grants to help fund youth programming such as program offerings include

  • After-school drop-in centers
  • Summer programs
  • Youth employment
  • Seasonal activities

For more information, contact Kelly Hetrick at 617.854.1352.

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Resident Engagement Programs

Engaging programs support healthy housing communities

Multifamily developments enrolled in TAP, MassHousing's Tenant Assistance Program, can access diverse programs and workshops that engage residents and site staff in creating and maintaining healthy housing communities.

Sites select and schedule programs from the categories of arts & culture, education and wellness. The number of allotted programs for TAP member sites is based on the number of apartments at the site.

For more information, contact Denise Green at 617.854.1080.

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