MBHP was recently approved to issue 59 MRVP mobile vouchers to eligible applicants.  However, MBHP must first establish a waiting list from which applicants, who apply and are randomly assigned to the waiting list, will be selected to be screened for eligibility.  MBHP anticipates that the randomization of the waiting lists will be completed by November 20, 2014, and anticipates selecting applicants on or after that date.  At this time, only 59 vouchers will be issued.


Please note that MRVP applications will be accepted from Monday, October 6, 2014 to Monday, November 3, 2014.  All applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014.  Late applications will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.  APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED VIA U.S. MAIL OR BY HAND DELIVERY TO OUR OFFICE AT 125 LINCOLN ST. BOSTON, MA 02111-2503.  NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY FAX OR EMAIL.

Applicants are encouraged to use the printable PDF application document below.  The applicant simply types in the required information and prints, signs, and submits to MBHP.  Applications must be complete to be processed and entered into the lottery.

Applicants who are homeless may be eligible for a priority.  The emergency application provides details on the definition of homeless priority, as well as the required documentation that must be submitted at the time of application in order to be considered for an emergency priority.  Failure to provide a completed emergency application, with the required documentation, will result in the applicant being placed on the standard waiting list only.

Eligibility for MRVP includes an income limit (set at 50 percent of area median income) as well as criminal background screening for all household members, an asset test (assets cannot exceed 1.5 gross household income or $15,000, whichever is greater) and documentation for all household members related to identification, income and assets).

For all reasonable accommodation requests including sign language interpreters, or the need for an interpretation or translations in a language other than English, please contact (617) 425-6768.

Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. on November 3, 2014.

All timely applications will be entered into a lottery to determine waiting list placement. Application date will not affect placement on the waiting list.

Applicants must meet income eligibility requirements.

Asset limit: 1.5 times the gross household income or $15,000, whichever is greater.

Household income must be below the following maximum limits:

Household size 1 2 3 4 5
Maximum Income $32,950 $37,650 $42,350 $47,050 $50,850



To apply, fill out the Universal STANDARD Application for State-Aided Public Housing, MRVP, & AHVP.

If you are a Homeless Applicant, you need to fill out the Universal STANDARD Application AND also use the Universal Emergency Application for State-Aided Housing.


Provide completed applications, either in person or by mail, to MBHP:

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

Attn: MRVP Waiting List

125 Lincoln St., Fifth Floor

Boston, MA 02111

We cannot accept fax or email applications at this time.

Learn more about the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program.