Waukegan Housing Authority was awarded 28 vouchers to administer the Mainstream Voucher Program (MVP) and is currently processing applications. The purpose of MVP is to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities and their families (age 18-61) who meet certain requirements to live independently in the community in obtaining decent, safe and sanitary, and in good condition housing at a rent they can afford.
The Mainstream Voucher Program is a special program of the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program. The HCV program awards vouchers to public housing authorities to serve persons with disabilities.
- MVP vouchers must be used to assist non-elderly persons with disabilities and their families;
- who are transitioning out of institutional and other segregated settings,
- at serious risk of institutionalization
- or at risk of becoming homeless
- Non-elderly person with disabilities must be 18 years of age and less than 62 years of age.
- The eligible household member DOES NOT need to be the head of household.
Non-elderly persons with disabilities and their families that are income eligible under 24 CFR 982.201(b)(1), as well as otherwise eligible under the regulations at 24 CFR 982.201(b), may receive a voucher awarded under the Mainstream Voucher Program (MVP).
Non-elderly person with disabilities (for purposes of determining eligibility): A person 18 years of age or older and less than 62 years of age, and who: (i) Has a disability, as defined in 42 U.S.C. 423; (ii) Is determined, pursuant to HUD regulations, to have a physical, mental, or emotional impairment that: (A) Is expected to be of long-continued and indefinite duration; (B) Substantially impedes his or her ability to live independently, and (C) Is of such a nature that the ability to live independently could be improved by more suitable housing conditions; or (iii) Has a developmental disability as defined in 42 U.S.C. 6001.
Eligible household: A household composed of one or more non-elderly person with disabilities, which may include additional household members who are not non-elderly persons with disabilities.