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:
IMPORTANT NOTE! PHAs can request a PUC increase for their EHVs.
PIH Notice 2021-15, Section 7a
states “The initial funding increment for the EHV allocation will be based on the PHA’s per unit cost (PUC) for the PHA’s HCV program, adjusted for inflation and taking into consideration that the initial term is longer than 12 months. However, if during the initial term a PHA can demonstrate based on actual leasing and costs that the HAP funding will be insufficient to cover its actual HAP costs for the EHVs for the initial term, the PHA may request that HUD adjust the initial funding increment amount for the EHVs during the initial funding term. If the PHA has demonstrated the need to do so, 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 it needs an adjustment, it should contact its financial analyst in HUD’s Office of Housing Voucher Programs Financial Management Center (FMC).”
UPCOMING EHV WEBINARS
This webinar series will introduce PHAs, CoCs, and other housing stakeholders to opportunities through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund and provide housing-related supports and services that can be coordinated with HUD housing assistance for people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness, including the 70,000 EHVs awarded by HUD to PHAs through the American Rescue Plan.
See Previously Held EHV Office Hours and Webinars