Mainstream Vouchers

Mainstream vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities. Aside from serving a special population, Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers. Funding and financial reporting for Mainstream vouchers is separate from the regular tenant-based voucher program. Please see PIH Notice 2020-01 for more information.

The 2017, 2018, and 2019 Appropriations Acts provided funded for new Mainstream vouchers.  Since 2018, HUD has awarded over $500 million in funding to public housing agencies (PHAs) to support 50,000 new Mainstream vouchers.  

Please direct questions about Mainstream vouchers to

Mainstream Awards by PHA and Funding Opportunity (Updated 8/15/2023)

Recent Updates

If you are an individual seeking housing assistance

Please reach out to your local HUD office and PHA to learn more about the housing resources and opportunities within your community. For further information on how to locate housing resources in your community, please click on the following link:

Resources on HUD Exchange

PIH Notices and Guidance

PIC/VMS Reporting – Vouchers awarded in September 2018 should be coded as MS5 on line 2n of the HUD-50058. All mainstream voucher assistance should be reported in VMS under the Mainstream 5 Year line.

FY 2019 Mainstream Voucher NOFA

FY19 Mainstream Voucher NOFA Webinar

FY 2017 Mainstream Voucher NOFA