Mayor Martin J. Walsh together with the Boston Housing Authority and local shelter providers yesterday gathered in Roxbury to announce the release of 1,000 new rental housing vouchers for chronically homeless residents and families in Boston. The vouchers are funded through the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and will increase the BHA’s portfolio of vouchers to 13,500.
“I am incredibly proud that through these 1,000 rental housing vouchers we’ll be able to provide more residents and families with a home,” said Mayor Walsh. “These vouchers are more than a rent subsidy — they represent a foundation for stability, support and self-sufficiency. We will continue working together to create these homes for our residents and be a city where every single person matters and every single person is cared for.”
Read Sampan's article "Mayor Walsh announces issuance of 1,000 new Section 8 vouchers for Boston families and residents," featuring the Boston Housing Authority.