Here is a list of recession relief resources. This list will be continually updated. Please email, with any suggestions or further questions.




The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Unemployment Assistance will be hosting daily virtual town hall meetings. The first was yesterday. During the call, they will take all who sign up through a step by step process of achieving a successful unemployment claim. They will also be taking questions from claimants across the Commonwealth. They will post each town hall that occurred on its website, so if the times do not work you can still access the information. They are doing this because their call centers are overwhelmed by the current call volume and some offices have had to be closed to the public because of infected employees.

K-12 Schools

Early Education


  • A number of grocery stores are reserving shopping periods for individuals 60 and over, immunocompromised, and individuals with disabilities to support social distancing and health of vulnerable populations. The list is as follows:
    • Stop&Shop: 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m daily 
    • Roche Brothers:  7am to 8am daily
    • Market Basket: Tues., Weds., & Thursday from 5:30am to 7am (does not include immunocompromised/disabled in guidelines)
    • Shaws and Star Market: 7am to 9am Tuesday & Thursday
  • Boston Resiliency Fund

Individuals Experiencing Homelessness


Tipped & Service Workers





R Saunders · March 21, 2020 at 4:35 pm

When will moratorium on new construction in Boston be lifted?

    Sarah Mills · March 30, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    As of March 25th Mayor Walsh announced that Boston’s temporary construction moratorium is now indefinite. We will update constituents as we get more information. Thank you.

COVID-19 Update #2 – Jay Livingstone · March 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm

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