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EMERGENCY HOUSING VOUCHERS

 

Overview

 

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

 
  • As a reminder, PIH Notice 2023-14 provides guidance on how to determine if your PHA has additional EHV Leasing Authority.  It is imperative that PHAs do not lease or issue vouchers to EHV applicants if you have reached your cumulative leasing.  Please refer to the EHV Dashboards if you are unsure of your leasing authority. 
  • (New) [Cash Management and Closeout Procedures for the Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) Program funds, and Supplemental Information Regarding EHV Contract Renewal Calculation. |https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/2023-35pihn.pdf]
    Published December 19, 2023. PIH Notice 2023-35 explains the EHV Program cash management procedures for the disbursement and reconciliation of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) and Administrative Fee funds provided to participating public housing agencies (PHA). This notice also provides supplemental guidance to PIH Notice 2021-15 Section 7 (b), regarding the EHV Program contract renewal calculation. 
  • (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.
  • (New) Landlord Testimonials on working with the Emergency Housing Voucher Program

EHV Policy Notices

EHV Policy Notices

PIH Notices governing the EHV program.

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EHV FAQs

EHV FAQs

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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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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