Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Mainstream Voucher Program?
The Mainstream Voucher or Section 811 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a specialized housing voucher subsidy for non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings; at risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
- Who is eligible for Mainstream Vouchers?
A household that includes one or more non-elderly persons with disabilities. Non-elderly persons with disabilities includes a person 18 years of age or older and less than 62 years of age. A household where the sole member is an emancipated minor is not an eligible household.
- How many Mainstream Voucher's does Arlington have?
Arlington County was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 40 Mainstream Vouchers to be made available to qualified eligible residents.
- Are current Housing Choice Voucher applicants on the waitlist eligible for Mainstream Vouchers?
Yes. Current Housing Choice Voucher waitlist applicants are eligible to receive Mainstream Vouchers. Current applicants on the Housing Choice Voucher waitlist will receive priority screening for Mainstream eligibility.
- What if I'm not on the waitlist? Will I still have an opportunity to apply for a Mainstream Voucher?
Yes. Arlington County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program will announce an opportunity for new applicants and referring agencies to apply.
- When will Mainstream Vouchers be available?
While eligibility screening of waitlist participants is expected to commence this Fall 2018, Mainstream Vouchers are anticipated to be issued in calendar year 2019.
- Where can I find more information?
Information about Arlington County’s Housing Choice Voucher program and future announcements about Mainstream Vouchers can be found on the county’s website linked here: https://housing.arlingtonva.us/get-help/rental-services/achcv-program/