The Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) provides a permanent improvement in the lives of low-income families and individuals by offering both tenant- and project-based rental subsidies.
The tenant-based voucher, which is known as Mobile, is assigned to the Participant and is valid for any housing unit that meets the standards of the state sanitary code. Project Based vouchers are assigned to a specific housing unit or development.
Project-based vouchers are assigned to a specific housing unit or development. MRVP project-based vouchers generally cannot be transferred; they are tied to a specific apartment or development.
Have you recently lost your job? Or have you had your hours reduced? Are you unable to pay your current tenant share? If so, you may be eligible for a change in the tenant share you pay your property owner. To get started, email the Leased Housing Gateway Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the name of the head of household and current address. Please note: This process only applies to current voucher program participants with Metro Housing through Section 8, MRVP, or COC. For everyone else who has lost a job or has had reduced hours, click HERE for information about the eviction prevention program known as RAFT. To get on the waiting list for a housing voucher, click HERE.
Metro Housing|Boston is not able to accept applications from the public for MRVP as the waitlist is currently closed. At times, when specialized vouchers become available for this program, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) determines how the specialized vouchers are utilized.