Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Program Description

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. The owner rents these units to a program eligible tenant, and Project Based tenants who move forfeit the subsidy.

How it works:

For the Mobile component (tenant based program), the state subsidy or voucher value is a set amount. This amount is determined by several factors: the tenant's income, household size and geography. The participant pays the difference between the value of the voucher and what the landlord charges for rent.

For the Project Based component, a participant pays either 35% or 40% of their adjusted gross income, depending upon whether or not heat is included in the utilities.

Who is eligible?

An applicant whose household income does not exceed 80% of Area Median Income. The local housing agency will also screen for CORI prior to admitting an applicant to the program.

How to Apply

The MRVP program is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development. Applications available through Everett Housing Authority.