Leased Housing Programs

Federal Programs

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a program that subsidizes the rent of low income families, including elderly and disabled, through the use of federal funds. The program is voucher-based, meaning that housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual. Participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. Under the Section 8 Housing Choice Program, a tenant may select a unit that rents for the amount determined to be comparable to other unassisted units in the area and which would result in the family paying no more than 40% of its adjusted monthly income towards the rent and utilities.

Applicants - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher application information can be viewed at the MASSACHUSETTS Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Waiting List website.

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State Programs

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)

The Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program provides low income families and individuals with rental subsidies. The mobile voucher is assigned to the participant and is valid for any housing unit that meets the standards of the state sanitary code. The voucher value is a set amount determined by the tenant's income, household size and location. Participants pay the difference between the value of the voucher and what the landlord charges for rent. The vouchers can be used throughout Massachusetts only. The Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Currently, our waitlist is CLOSED for this program.

Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP)

The Alternative Housing voucher Program provides mobile rental vouchers to disabled applicants who are under the age of 60. Tenants will pay either 25 or 30% of their net income to the landlord, depending on what (if any) utilities are included. The state local housing authority then pays the difference. The vouchers can be used throughout Massachusetts only. The Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Currently, our waitlist is CLOSED for this program.