The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development provides funds for the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP). Participants pay about 30% of their income for rent, and MRVP pays the rest. The program offers both tenant-based and unit-based rental assistance.
The tenant-based voucher, known as the Mobile MRVP, is assigned to the participant and is valid for any housing unit that meets program standards. These mobile vouchers work statewide.
Project-based rental assistance is assigned to a specific housing unit or development. The owner rents these units to a program-eligible tenant, and those tenants who move out lose the rental assistance.
Apply at mass.gov/CHAMP or download a paper application by clicking below. Applications entered or postmarked by October 27, 2023 at 4:00 pm will be selected via lottery. Waiting lists will remain open. Applications submitted after October 27, 2023 will be added to the waiting list by date and time submitted.
Additional Housing Resources
Other Local Housing Options: other housing resources in and around Franklin County
Housing Consumer Education Center: resource website
MassLegalHelp.org: know your legal rights
Community Legal Aid: apply online for free legal help
MA Attorney General’s Office: Consumer Advocacy & Response Division
EOHLC: emergency assistance for families facing housing crisis
Servicenet: shelter and housing services