Office of Housing Stability to Launch Section 8 Voucher Incentive Program
“SomerVIP” launches March 4 with community event. Program offers incentives, technical support for landlords and realtors who lease to residents holding vouchers.
The Office of Housing Stability and the Somerville Homeless Coalition are launching SomerVIP, its Section 8 Voucher Incentive Program, and invite all community members to a kickoff event on Wednesday, March 4 to learn more, including how landlords and realtors can receive incentives and technical support through the program. While all are welcome to come learn about this exciting new program, the kickoff event is geared to landlords with units renting in Somerville and realtors serving the Somerville area
SomerVIP offers one-time incentive payments, money for necessary repairs, and technical support to landlords and realtors who lease Somerville properties for the first time to Somerville residents holding vouchers and other mobile tenant-based programs. The program is being administered by the Somerville Homeless Coalition, which is currently accepting initial applications from Somerville residents holding mobile vouchers.
A kickoff event and workshop is planned for Wednesday, March 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A. The event will be held in the auditorium of the central library, 79 Highland Ave.
For more information about SomerVIP and other OHS programs, visit www.somervillema.gov/ohs.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s Human Services Director, Nancy Bacci, at 617-625-6600 x2250 or NBacci@SomervilleMA.gov.