Rental Assistance & Resources

Rental Assistance

NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions (NHS) provides and administers rental assistance to approximately 2,800 households in Plymouth and Bristol counties through a contract with the State’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

Rental subsidies enable low-income households to secure decent rental housing by paying the difference between what a household or family is able to pay and the total housing cost.

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How It Works

Program participants find housing that meets program requirements on the private rental market, and NHS inspects those apartments prior to move-in and on an annual or bi-annual basis thereafter to ensure units continue to meet Housing Quality Standards.

The landlord/owner, tenant, and NHS enter into a contract that sets the total rent the landlord receives while clearly specifying the share of rent for which the tenant and NHS are each responsible.

Participants may choose housing anywhere in our service area. If a participant is outside our service area, it’s possible to select housing elsewhere in the state through a network of regional agencies that contract with DHCD; out-of-state transfers can also be arranged under some programs.

Learn more about the available rental assistance programs by clicking below.

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Landlord Training

Comprehensive Landlord Training Program for new landlords or those seeking certification.

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Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS)

FSS assists families through a five-year plan to achieve family-sustaining employment and salary levels via education, job training, and needed support.

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MA Rental Assistance Voucher Programs

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) & Project Based Vouchers

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Section 8 Program

Learn more about the local Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers Program.

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View GoSection8 Rental Properties

Tenants, view and search Section 8 Rental Properties. Landlords, list your property!

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NHS Rental Properties

NHS owns a variety of affordable housing developments, several are specifically designed for seniors and/or tenants with disabilities, others are for families with children.