On September 10, DHCD updated the maximum rent limits for mobile MRVP vouchers to reflect the new FY2020 fair market rents (FMRs) released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This change is authorized by new FY2020 MRVP budget language which ties maximum rents for MRVP mobile vouchers to current FMRs.
For mobile voucher participants only, the maximum allowable contract rent for MRVP units with new leases beginning on or after October 1, 2019 shall be equal to current area-wide FMR.
Because of changes to how HUD defines regions from 2005 to now, DHCD is granting exception maximum contract rents for mobile MRVP vouchers for the Taunton-Mansfield-Norton and Eastern Worcester County Metro Areas.
Rent levels vary by municipality and bedroom size. In Boston, for example, the maximum rent for a 2-bedroom apartment increased from $2,194 to $2,311/month.
For more information on the rent changes, please click here for DHCD's MRVP Notice.