Mainstream Voucher Program (MVP)

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
    • homeless
    • 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.

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