March 8, 2017 – The City of Brockton, Massasoit Community College and NeighborWorks Southern Mass. are joining forces to provide free income tax preparation assistance to local residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

The VITA program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing assistance for individuals and families who have an annual income of $54,000 or less. Tax preparation assistance will be available on Mondays at the Brockton Public Library from 4 to 7 p.m. through April 10, 2017 and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Massasoit Community College Student Center through April 8, 2017. The sites will be closed on March 18 during Massasoit’s spring break, and may close due to inclement weather.

Assistance will be provided on a first come, first served basis and generally takes about one hour. For more information, including a list of documents required for tax preparation, please visit

For more information or to confirm that the site is open in inclement weather, please contact Patty Lynch at Massasoit at 508-588-9100, x1018 or Joe Madaio at NeighborWorks Southern Mass. at 508-587-0950, x45.

About NeighborWorks Southern Mass.: NeighborWorks Southern Mass. (formerly known as Neighborhood Housing Services of the South Shore) was founded in 1981 as a public-private partnership created to revitalize low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in the City of Quincy. Since that time, NeighborWorks Southern Mass. has expanded to provide services in 25 cities and towns across the South Shore. In addition to building and managing more than 170 units of affordable housing, the agency offers a wide range of affordable housing services, including foreclosure prevention counseling, home rehabilitation loans and grants, and first-time homebuyer workshops.