Explore these Mainstream Voucher Spotlights to learn how Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) are assisting families who meet the targeted preference criteria in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): those who are 1) homeless or 2) formerly homelessness and now a participant in a rapid rehousing or permanent supportive housing program or transitioning out of an institutional setting.
In these Spotlights, hear from three PHAs:
Each Spotlight includes an interview with a resident as well as PHA staff and provides information on the targeted population the PHAs focused on, partners they worked with, and program features that the PHAs and partners utilized to help residents identify and obtain suitable housing.
Initially facing difficulty in housing those referred from the local homeless agency, HACSA recognized that its ability to serve the hardest to house required engaging a greater number of landlords and developing strategic alliances with service providers.
NHHFA found a great response to its initial award of 20 vouchers. Encouraged by the response and high range (60-70 percent) of voucher holders with qualifying disabilities, subsequent awards enabled the agency to receive a total of 340 Mainstream vouchers: an equivalent to 20 percent of the estimated homeless population.
DCHA participation in the Mainstream voucher program realized achievements that include meeting its leasing goal of 50 percent of the 90 awarded vouchers by mid-year of the 2020-2021 fiscal year.