News in Brief

Rental/Mortgage Relief

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City will be providing rental assistance, mortgage assistance, and emergency housing assistance to Everett residents in need. The following application must be submitted to the City by 5 p.m. on December 22. The application can be found online at this address:…/. Residents looking for additional assistance, other than housing, can fill out the application and specify what their needs are and the City will do whatever we can to meet those needs.

Those unable to fill out the application electronically may come to City Hall during normal business hours to fill out a hard copy of the application. Please bring copies of all supporting documentation when applying. Documentation must include proof that you are behind on your rent or mortgage, a printed bank statement and/or 2 paystubs from the last 30 days of unemployment. If you are unable to provide a printed bank statement please upload a signed attestation stating “I, ­­­­­(printed name) am unable to pay my rent/mortgage due to COVID19 and do not have the ability to provide a bank statement.” Please include signature and date. This documentation will be necessary to complete the application process.

For housing assistance, the City of Everett is partnering with ABCD to use a portion of the City’s CARES Act funding to provide financial relief to residents and families that are in immediate danger of losing housing due to financial hardship created by the pandemic. The City will refer approved applicants to ABCD, who will contact those residents and work with them to have checks issued directly to the tenant’s landlord or to the homeowner’s mortgage company. The City anticipates that if applicants provide all the information they need on the application, residents will have a rent or mortgage payment made within a week of the process starting. The City will provide up to $5,000 per individual resident or up to $10,000 in assistance for families. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis until the City has exhausted the $1.3M in relief funds or December 30, 2020.

Letters to Santa/Virtual Meet & Greet

Santa Claus is coming to town and the City is inviting all children in the City of Everett to write him a letter. Santa will virtually stop by on Zoom to meet the children and read the letters on Friday, Dec. 8 from 6-8 p.m. It will be limited to the first 300 participants. Please email letters or a photo of a letter by Wednesday, December 16, at 6 p.m. Please send letters to [email protected].

City Hall Expands Language Access

Did you know about this exciting news? Lionbridge is a telephone interpretation service that provides 24/7/365 on-demand, as-needed telephonic interpretation in over 380 different languages.

Everett 311 is the designated number to reach the city for any help. All 311 operators will have access to more than 380 languages. Lionbridge provides Arabic, Cantonese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, to name a few. These services are available immediately to all Everett residents throughout all City of Everett departments!

Victim Transported on Monday with Gunshot Wound

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Monday, there was a report of gunshots fired inside of a residence located on the 100 block of Broadway in Everett.

There was no threat to the public at the time. The victim has been transported to Massachusetts

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