Section 8 Raising Next Generations

The Raising the Next Generation (RNG) program provides Section 8 vouchers to very-low income persons responsible for raising grandchildren under the age of 18 in the Metropolitan Boston area.

Program Guidelines and Information

How it works:

The program is targeted to those families who can live independently within the community but due to their unique family composition, need special support services for both elderly persons and young children.

RNG is a unique program that links federal rental assistance in the form of Section 8 Vouchers with support services designed for grandparents raising children in Boston's metropolitan area. The program is a collaborative effort between  the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and Nuestra Communidad, the agency providing supportive services.

Who is eligible:

Very low-income families with a head of household 50 years of age or older and who is the custodian responsible for a dependent under the age of 18. The family must be otherwise Section 8 eligible.

Application process:

Nuestra Communidad refers eligible clients to the DHCD administering agency in its region when vouchers are available. 


Up to 50 RNG subsidies are distributed by DHCD throughout the Boston metropolitan area. The Boston Housing Authority also administers a 50-unit RNG program.

For further information:

Please contact the Bureau of Federal Rental Assistance at (617) 573-1150.


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