Mainstream/ Emergency Housing Voucher/ FYI Programs

Mainstream Voucher Program

Mainstream Vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities and are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers.

Funding and financial reporting for Mainstream Vouchers is separate from the regular tenant-based voucher program.


For eligibility:

Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is an outcome of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
A federal subsidy program through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), EHV’s goal is to decrease homelessness and assist in obtaining decent, safe, and sanitary housing by subsidizing a portion of each family’s monthly rent, based on their income.

For eligibility:

If you are…
  • Homeless,
  • At risk of homelessness,
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or
  • Were recently homeless and a high risk of housing instability

Emergency Housing Vouchers can be provided to families referred to HABC by South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH).

If you believe you may be eligible for assistance, please contact the Homeless Connections Hotline at (210) 207-1799

FYI Program

Program funded by HUD that allows for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) that partner with a public child welfare agency (PCWA) to request targeted Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) to serve eligible youth with a history of child welfare involvement that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

For eligibility:

Department of Family Protective Services

Walter Willman 210-337-3140

Jason Silvaggio 210-585-7566