Mainstream Vouchers

Mainstream Vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities and 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.

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Mainstream Vouchers Spotlight

Explore these Mainstream Voucher Spotlights to learn how Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) are assisting families who meet the targeted preference criteria in the FY 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

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Mainstream Voucher Topic Guides

These Topic Guides provide fundamental information on the requirements of operating Mainstream Vouchers as well as strategies to utilize the vouchers to best meet community needs. Each guide outlines HUD requirements related to the topic area and available resources to access more information.

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Webinar Deliveries

Leasing During COVID-19

December 14, 2020


HUD hosted a webinar to review ways PHAs can support leasing of Mainstream Vouchers in the midst of COVID-19. The webinar provided information on policies and procedures PHAs should consider establishing, including those outlined in Notice PIH 2020-13 and Notice PIH 2020-22.

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NOFA Preferences and Strategies

November 18, 2020


HUD hosted a webinar to provide a review of Mainstream Voucher NOFA preferences. The webinar provided information on how preferences work, described each NOFA preference, and key considerations for implementing preferences.

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Mainstream Voucher Program Basics

October 15, 2020


HUD hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the Mainstream Voucher Program. The webinar covered all basic requirements of the program including a review of PIH Notice 2020-01 and other applicable guidance.

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