This just released report, entitled ‘A Right to Rental Assistance in Massachusetts,’ from a partnership of housing groups finds that Massachusetts could provide affordable housing for 240,000 families by investing in a statewide expansion of the state’s housing voucher program, estimating that making the MRVP available to all eligible households would cost $3.2 billion annually. The report answers critical questions about how the expansion of MRVP might work, how many could benefit, what it would cost, and how we could meet the implementation challenges.
This report offers an important foundation for our work ahead in the upcoming legislative session and FY24 budget process.
Thanks to The Boston Foundation, MetroHousing|Boston, CHAPA, Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts (RHN), and MassNAHRO for making this report possible.
Let’s use it to make our case!