Mainstream Voucher Program

Consolidated Appropriations Acts, 2017-2019 made approximately $500 million available for new Mainstream voucher assistance, the first funding for new Mainstream vouchers since 2005.  HUD has awarded a combined $230 million in funding for over 27,000 new vouchers to 435 PHAs between 2018 and 2019.  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 the Mainstream Voucher Program is separate from the regular tenant-based voucher program. 

Please direct questions about the Mainstream Voucher Program to  

List of all Mainstream Awards by PHA

If you are an individual seeking housing assistance

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

Information for PHAs Administering Mainstream Vouchers

PIH Notice 2020-01: Revised Policies and Procedures for the Mainstream Voucher Program (1/22/2020) NEW!

PIC/VMS Reporting ā€“ 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.

Financial Reporting Guidance for the Mainstream Voucher Program 

FY 2019 Mainstream Voucher NOFA

FY19 Mainstream Voucher NOFA Webinar

FY 2017 Mainstream Voucher NOFA

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