Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Mainstream Vouchers

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Housing and Urban Development
Short Description Provides housing assistance payments to participating owners on behalf of eligible tenants to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing at rents they can afford. Housing assistance payments are generally the difference between the local payment standard and 30 percent of the family's adjusted income. Mainstream vouchers can only be provided to elderly and non-elderly disabled families.
Primary Purpose Rental assistance for tenants
Type of Housing Supported Rental Housing
Type of Assistance Direct payment
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations $85,236,000

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