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 geography. 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.
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.