Rental Assistance Programs

Rental assistance programs provide financial aid to help low-income persons rent apartments other than apartments in public housing developments.

There are different types of rental assistance in Massachusetts. The 3 largest programs are: The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP), and the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP).

Are you having trouble paying your rent because of COVID-19? Have you lost your job or lost income during the pandemic? Are you at risk of becoming homeless? Call 2-1-1 or visit

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