3. Which families experiencing homelessness are eligible for EA?

EA is available for some:

  • Children under age 21 who are experiencing homelessness and their families, including parents, stepparents, other close relatives or legal guardians who are primary caretakers of the child/ren, and/or
  • Pregnant people at any stage of pregnancy who are experiencing homelessness, and the pregnant person’s spouse, See 760 CMR 67.02(1) and
  • Who meet financial and other eligibility rules. See Questions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Note: EOHLC has said that you do not need to be married to qualify as a “spouse” or “stepparent”; they can include persons with whom the parent or pregnant person is “involved as a couple in an inter-dependent relationship that is intended to be long-term.” See Housing Stabilization Notice 2011-02 available at https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/07/ti/hsn201102.pdf