Mainstream Voucher

EIRHA has an annual contributions contract to assist up to 79 households, within its budget authority, with an incremental Mainstream Voucher assistance. The Mainstream Vouchers are tenant-based vouchers that serve households that include a non-elderly person(s) with disabilities, defined as any family that includes a person with disabilities who is at least 18 years old and not yet 62 years old at the effective date of the initial Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract.

The participating family chooses a decent, safe, and sanitary rental unit in which to reside. If the landlord agrees to lease the unit to the household under the Section 8 HCV Program, and EIRHA approves the rental unit, EIRHA will make monthly rental payments to the landlord to help the household pay their rent each month. Participating households pay a minimum of 30% of their adjusted income for rent and utilities or $50, whichever is greater.

This program does not have its own waiting list. If interested, please apply to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. When applying to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list, please ensure you have checked the “disabled” box for each household member who is considered disabled. Names are pulled for this program for disabled applicants from the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list only – if you do not check the “disabled” box when applying, your name will not be pulled when applications are mailed out.

Mainstream Voucher Income Limits:

Section 8 Income Limits