The Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
As a Public Housing Agency (PHA) CAP Agency administers housing choice vouchers. The housing choice voucher program places the choice of housing in the hands of the individual family. The participant(s) are free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.
What are mainstream program vouchers?
Mainstream program vouchers enable families having a person with disabilities to lease affordable private housing of their choice. Mainstream program vouchers also assist persons with disabilities who often face difficulties in locating suitable and accessible housing on the private market.
What families are eligible to apply for mainstream program vouchers?
Only a family that includes a disabled person and is income eligible may receive a mainstream program voucher. Applicants will be selected from the PHA’s housing choice voucher waiting list.
The Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver & Dakota Counties accepted applications for its waiting list under the Mainstream Section 8 Program from Friday, February 13, 2015 to Friday, March 13, 2015.