Mainstream Program

The Mainstream Program provides rental assistance through Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers to very low-income, disabled households. The purpose of the program is to expand residential choice for Mainstream households while promoting fair housing, ensuring safe and affordable housing, and encouraging self-sufficiency efforts by participant households. The Mainstream program serves ALL disabled families, regardless of the type of disability. There is no preference provided to families with specific types of disabilities. Also, the Mainstream program does NOT require that applicants be homeless.

HUD selected Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation (ABC) to administer 125 housing choice vouchers under the Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Program. ABC contracts with HOM for full program management of the Mainstream Program on their behalf.  HOM maintains the waiting list, determines program eligibility, assists participants secure housing in the community and manages ongoing program participation.

The waiting list for the Mainstream program is currently closed.

It is the policy of HOM to comply fully with all Federal, State, and local nondiscrimination laws; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations governing Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, familial status, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under housing programs managed by HOM.


Administrative Policy

The Mainstream program is administered the same as the regular Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program in that Mainstream Vouchers are regulated under the same program requirements at 24 CFR Part 982.  Additionally, HOM operates the Mainstream program in accordance with the Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation (ABC) Administrative Plan, which establishes local policies for administration of the program in accordance with HUD requirements.  The current Mainstream Administrative Plan is available below.

ABC Mainstream Administrative Plan