ABC 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.
In addition to the daily programmatic operations, HOM also manages all HUD programmatic and financial requirements, including annual budget preparation, monthly submission to PIC and VMS and the annual Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP). HOM optimizes budget and leasing utilization at 98% or higher and is consistently ranked as a high performer by HUD on SEMAP.
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.
Mainstream Administrative Plan - Adopted 2015