$3,000 Landlord Leasing Incentive! Mainstream Voucher Program

show_image (1)Mainstream Voucher Program
$3,000 Leasing Incentive to Landlords!

The Mainstream (HCV) program is available through the Appropriations Act. Through Mainstream, HUD is providing 50,000 Mainstream vouchers to local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in order to assist individuals and families who:

  • Have at least one household member that is non-elderly disabled and
  • Must be at least 18 years old, but not yet 62 at the time that the household is leased up
Locally, HUD has provided multiple vouchers distributed to the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara. Leasing has been underway, but there are still vouchers available.

INCENTIVES for leasing up of each voucher are:

  • $3,000 incentive to landlords for each voucher leased,
  • $2,000 security deposit (lesser of one month's rent or $2,000),
  • $2,000 mitigation insurance fund for each leased up voucher (up to $2,000), for damages upon vacate in excess of security deposit
These incentives are not retroactive for previously leased mainstream vouchers. Incentives apply only to vouchers leased up within Santa Barbara County.*

For more information, contact the following:

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara
Mike Pincin, Housing Navigator: 805-735-8351 Ext 3111
email Questions or email Mike Pincin

Housing Navigator (Mike Pincin) Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.