Mainstream Vouchers serve non-elderly persons, under the age of 62, with disabilities. Unlike the regular voucher program, the eligible family member does not need to be the household head.
“The additional 75 vouchers will assist the HCHA in furtherance of its goal to provide rental assistance to needy eligible families,” said Horace Allison, Executive Director, and CEO, HCHA. “The additional vouchers are being provided to assist families struggling with acquiring and maintaining decent, safe, and sanitary housing during the Covid-19 Pandemic.”
Nationwide, HUD is making up to $150 million in mainstream funding available for additional mainstream vouchers to help public housing agencies prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“We are pleased to apply for this new opportunity provided by HUD to provide housing at this critical time in our community,” said Gerald Womack, HCHA Board Chair. “This application will allow HCHA to provide housing for 75 additional families beyond our regular voucher program, which has provided vouchers for 4794 families to date in 2020.”
The application was submitted on November 1, 2020 and should be approved by early 2021. If approved, HCHA will take applicants from its 2020 waiting list.