HUD Announces 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program for the Disability Community

HUD Announces 2019 Mainstream Voucher Program and Opportunity for the Disability Community

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for $150 million in new “Mainstream” housing vouchers. Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are eligible to submit applications, due Thursday, September 5, 2019. HUD is providing points in this competitive process for applications that include partnerships between housing and services agencies, especially those that target housing assistance to people with disabilities (ages 18-61) who are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, currently experiencing homelessness, previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness.

The supply of affordable, accessible housing remains far less than the need, and this opportunity could be one piece in the puzzle to help address this crisis. Learn more about the opportunity and strategies to build partnerships with state housing agencies or PHAs in your area to submit strong applications. If HUD sees strong applications and good results, we hope it would open up additional funding for this program down the road. The webinar is presented by the CCD Housing Task Force and the Technical Assistance Collaborative. You can also visit HUD’s Mainstream Vouchers page to access the NOFA, FAQs, and other materials.

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