Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

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.

Application Process:
Apply at 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.


The income limit is 80% of Area Median Income (AMI). More criteria and homeless priorities apply. Visit for details and city-specific income limits.

Additional Housing Resources

Other Local Housing Options: other housing resources in and around Franklin County

Housing Consumer Education Center: resource website 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

Community Action