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Section 8 Veterans Housing Voucher Program

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) manages this program that serves homeless veterans with disabilities, severe psychiatric, and/or substance abuse disorders.

Program Guidelines and Information

DHCD's Division of Public Housing and Rental Assistance has the responsibility for the oversight of all state and federally-aided rental assistance programs which address the needs of low-income families, elderly, and persons with disabilities.


How it works

Section 8/HCVP uses rental vouchers from HUD with ongoing case management and clinical services provided by Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH). Services include:

  • Housing search assistance
  • Community-based management
  • Outpatient health
  • Hospitalization

Not all applicants may receive services.

Who is eligible

Homeless disabled veterans who are Section 8/ HCVP eligible.

Application process

Admission is by referral only from:

  • Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services
  • VA Medical Centers
  • Department of Veteran's Services provider agencies


Up to 92 VASH subsidies are distributed by DHCD throughout the Commonwealth.

For further information

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