Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Mainstream Vouchers

What is the Mainstream Voucher Program?

The Mainstream Voucher program is a specialized housing choice voucher rental assistance for non-elderly (ages 18-61) persons with disabilities. Other than serving a special population, Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules and regulations as other housing choice vouchers.

Who is Eligible?

  • Households that include at least one or more non-elderly (18-61 years of age) persons with disabilities
  • Has a verifiable disability as defined in 42 U.S.C. 423
  • Must meet all Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements

What is the definition of a non-elderly person?

A person at least 18 years of age and not yet 62 years of age.

Are current HCV applicants on the waiting list eligible for the Mainstream Vouchers?

Yes, qualified HCV waiting list applicants may be eligible to receive Mainstream vouchers.

If I am not currently on the HCV waiting list, will I have an opportunity to apply for the Mainstream Vouchers?

Yes, anyone can apply to the BRHA HCV waiting list when is it is open.

What verifications are required?

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of disability
  • Proof of homeless status


A waiting list preference is provided to qualified families who are:

  • Currently experiencing homelessness
  • At risk of becoming homeless

Additional information on the Mainstream Voucher program can be located here.