On Wednesday, February 25 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, CLPHA will co-host a Mainstream Voucher webinar with CSH to explore promising and best practices PHAs employ to achieve success in leasing up and supporting residents long-term in partnership with disability service providers. Click here to register for the webinar.
On January 23, HUD published “Revised Policies and Procedures for the Mainstream Voucher Program,” a notice that includes new guidance on several aspects of Mainstream management, particularly admissions preference and waitlist administration.
Mainstream Vouchers provide vital housing assistance to non-elderly persons living with physical, developmental, and psychiatric disabilities. In November, HUD awarded $131 million for more than 15,000 new Mainstream Vouchers to 325 public housing authorities (PHAs) across the country, including $25.9 million to 26 CLPHA members for more than 2,400 vouchers. This is a second tranche of funding awarded for the Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program, with another expected in FY 2020.