The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Through EHV, HUD is providing 70,000 housing choice vouchers to local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in order to assist individuals and families who 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 or have a high risk of housing instability.
Review the EHV Dashboard for daily updates on leasing, issuances, and unit utilization, and information on voucher awards and funding by PHA. Users can navigate the dashboard pages by selecting the forward and back arrows or the EHV dashboard can be accessed via the EHV Dashboard page. Training will be provided on the EHV Dashboard during Office Hours on November 16th.
HUD created an EHV Exception Report to help EHV PHAs identify IMS/PIC reporting discrepancies. If you are a PHA, please use this report to identify and resolve potential discrepancies in your PHA’s reporting in IMS/PIC. Email EHVResearch@hud.gov if you have any questions regarding this report.
Guidance on reporting EHV issuances when submitting the HUD-50058/HUD-50058 MTW in IMS/PIC:
PHAs can request a per unit cost (PUC) increase for their EHVs.
- PHAs should report in line 2n when submitting the HUD-50058 by entering “EHV”.
- MTW PHAs that have received HUD approval to apply MTW flexibilities to EHV vouchers may report household participant data on the HUD-50058 MTW and must enter “EHV” on line 2p and leave line 2n blank.
- The initial funding increment for the EHV allocation is based on the PHA's PUC for the PHA's HCV program, adjusted for inflation and taking into consideration that the initial term is longer than 12 months.
- HUD will adjust the initial funding amount based on the actual costs incurred upon request by the PHA to ensure the PHA has sufficient funding during the initial funding term to lease all of its EHVs and pay its EHV HAP costs through December 31, 2022.
- If the PHA believes that an adjustment is needed, it should contact its financial analyst in HUD's Office of Housing Voucher Programs Financial Management Center (FMC).
UPCOMING EHV OFFICE HOURS
EHV Office Hours will resume on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 3pm. Beginning in October 2022, EHV Office Hours will transition to the first Tuesday of every month
Date: October 4, 2022
Topic: Serving Survivors with EHVs
Summary: This Office Hours session will focus on developing effective partnerships between PHAs, CoCs, and VSPs to utilize EHVs to serve survivors. The discussion will include ensuring there is a streamlined referral processes that protects the confidentiality of survivors, and policy considerations in program implementation.
Date: November 1, 2022
Topic: Engaging Persons with Lived Experience
Summary: Incorporating the voices of persons with lived expertise (PWLE) can be a transformative resource in a community’s efforts to end homelessness. In this Office Hours session, we will explore tips for engaging PWLE to support planning and implementation efforts, and improve our homeless system by advancing equity throughout.