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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) Revocation and Reallocation of Emergency Housing Voucher Awards CY2024.
    Published October 13, 2023. PIH Notice 2023-31 explains HUD's process for a second revocation and reallocation of Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) awards for Calendar Year 2024. As part of this process, the Notice PIH 2021-15 in connection with the reallocation of these EHV awards.
  • 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.
  • (New) Revamped EHV Dashboards and Additional Exception Report.
    The EHV Team developed new reports to assist PHA's with the guidance provided in PIH Notices 2023-14 and 2023-31.
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 now held on an as-needed basis.

HUD has rescheduled the EHV Office Hours focused on Expanded Uses of EHV Service Fees to occur this Wednesday, 9/27 at 3pm EST. Please note there is a special link for this office hours included below along with the topic and description:

Date: Wednesday, 9/27 at 3pm EST

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

Description: This session will provide an overview of PIH Notice 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.

Use this link to join the September 27th Office Hours.                                                                                                                                                                             

Additionally, the October EHV Office Hours will be held Tuesday 10/3 at 3pm EST. Please see the topic and description below and make sure to use the link included below for this session.


Date: Tuesday, 10/3 at 3pm EST

Topic: Working with survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence with EHVs

Description: October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  It is well documented that survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are at a heightened risk of housing instability and homelessness.  Join us at the October 3rd EHV office hours to learn what options are available to help keep survivors safe and housed.  This conversation will also include tips for working with a voucher holder when they are named as an abusive partner or perpetrator, and review new requirements for covered housing programs included in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2022. 

Use this link to join the October 3rd Office Hours.                                                                                                                                                                             

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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