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The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program provides a significant opportunity for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), Continuums of Care (CoCs), and Victim Service Providers (VSPs) to develop collaborative partnerships and strategies that effectively address the needs of vulnerable populations in their communities. Through EHV, HUD provided 70,000 housing choice vouchers to local 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. 

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What’s New in EHV

  • (New) EHV Notice Available that Expands Eligible Uses of the Services Fees        On August 29th, HUD published Notice PIH 2023-23.  This notice amends Section 6.d of the EHV operations notice, Notice PIH 2021-15, and adds new eligible activities that can be funded with the EHV Services Fee. The Notice also expands the descriptions of existing activities to provide communities with additional ways to facilitate successful leasing of EHVs.
  • (Reminder) The statutory restriction prohibiting the reissuance of turnover EHVs after September 30, 2023 is approaching
    A new dashboard is available to help PHAs track their issuance authority before and after September 30, 2023.  The new EHV dashboard can be viewed here, see tab 5.  Additionally, on June 29, 2023, HUD published Notice PIH 2023-14. This notice details the statutory restriction prohibiting the reissuance of turnover EHVs after September 30, 2023, and provides guidance resolving EHV program funding shortfalls for either PUC increases or over leasing. On July 11th, HUD held a training on this notice and the new EHV dashboard.  A recording of this training can be viewed here
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EHV Policy Notices

EHV Policy Notices

PIH Notices governing the EHV program.

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EHV FAQs may be used as a resource to assist PHAs and partners implementing the EHV program.

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Resources and Training

Resources & Training

A compilation EHV Office Hours, webinars, tools, guidance and sample documents to assist in EHV implementation.

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EHV Dashboard

EHV Dashboard

EHV Dashboard for the dashboard pages by selecting the forward and back arrows or the EHV dashboard can be accessed via the EHV Dashboard page.

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Upcoming Office Hours

EHV Office Hours are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 3 pm (EST).

Zoom Link for each Office Hours: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87099444738

Date: September 19, 2023 at 3 pm (EST)

Topic: Expanded Uses of the EHV Services Fee: Review of Notice PIH 2023-23

Summary: This session will provide an overview of Notice PIH 2023-23 published on August 29, 2023. This will include an in-depth review of new activities and expanded uses of existing activities allowable to be covered by the EHV service fee. It will also cover how to report and document service fee activities.


Humans of HUD - Erick

Humans of HUD

With his counselor’s assistance at My Sister’s Place, Erick was able to secure housing through Hartford’s Emergency Housing Voucher program. Today, he proudly refers to his new home as his very own “penthouse”

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