Mainstream Voucher Waiting List

The City of Virginia Beach Department of Housing & Neighborhood Preservation (DHNP) will be accepting applications for the Mainstream Voucher Program waiting list for households experiencing homelessness or participating in a Homeless Support Program.

In order to be eligible for this program, applicants MUST include an adult non-elderly person(s) with disabilities (non-elderly is defined as not yet 62 years old) AND fall into 1 of 3 categories:

  1. Household is a current participant in a Rapid Re-Housing program, OR
  2. Household is a current participant in a Permanent Supportive Housing program, OR
  3. Household is currently experiencing homelessness AND on the Coordinated Assessment list with an assessment score between 35-45 (for a single-person household) or between 54-68 (for families with minor children).
Verification of applicant’s eligibility will be required at the time of waiting list selection.

Pre-Application Instructions & Random Selection Process

Pre-Application Deadline

Pre-applications will be accepted online beginning at 8:30 a.m. on April 12, 2021 until 5 p.m. on April 23, 2021. Persons without a computer may access one at a public library.

Click here to start the pre-application process

We will only accept one application per household. If a household submitted more than one application, we will accept only the first application received. Applicants who make false statements in order to qualify will be removed from the waiting list.

Random Selection Process

Submitting a pre-application does not guarantee placement on the waiting list. After the application period closes, all applicants will be assigned a random number. A lottery system will be used to determine the order of placement on the waiting list. You may check the status of your application by visiting

How to Check the Status of Your Application:

If you have already submitted an application for the Mainstream Voucher waiting list, you may check the status of your application at

For questions about the Mainstream Voucher Program, call (757) 385-5167 (Virginia Relay TTY service for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing: call 7-1-1) or email