Materials Posted: Emergency Housing Vouchers Webinar Series – May and June 2021
Update: Materials for all seven webinars in the Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) Webinar Series are now posted at the links below. View Materials.
EHVs represent an exciting opportunity for collaboration between Continuums of Care (CoCs) and local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). To help PHAs and CoCs prepare for these vouchers, HUD hosted a series of webinars in May and June 2021. These webinars highlighted key elements of PIH Notice 2021-15: Emergency Housing Vouchers – Operating Requirements.
On May 10, 2021, HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) sent letters to 696 PHAs, inviting these PHAs to administer 70,000 EHVs. A list of PHAs invited to administer the vouchers and the number of EHVs available can be found on the HUD.gov Emergency Housing Vouchers page.
Additional Information for the HOPWA Program: These permanent housing vouchers are a good opportunity for Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) grantees to collaborate with their local PHAs and Coordinated Entry (CE) systems. PHAs must enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with their local partners to receive referrals for the EHVs from the local CE system. HUD expects local communities to work together to ensure that these resources are targeted to those with the most need in the community and to work together to ensure that these voucher holders are successfully housed and receive needed supportive services to maintain their housing.
Schedule and Registration
|Webinar||Date and Time||Registration|
|Notice Overview: Attendees (PHAs and CoCs) were presented with the operating requirements of the EHV program.||May 11, 2021||View Materials|
|EHV Overview for CoCs: HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development provided an overview to CoCs and their partners on EHVs. Attendees gained an understanding of eligible population, roles, responsibilities and flexibilities afforded to local communities to aide in leasing eligible households.||May 12, 2021||View Materials|
|Partnerships for EHVs: Attendees identified key partners and their roles and prepare to engage with key partners to initiate planning for implementation of EHVs.||May 13, 2021||View Materials|
|Strategy for Targeting EHVs and Related Resources: Attendees learned how to to have inclusive conversations locally about the most strategic ways to target vouchers, services funding, and other resources based on local needs.||May 18, 2021||View Materials|
|Pairing Services and EHVs: Attendees gained an understanding of the expectations and options for services related to EHVs. Attendees were also prepared to work with local stakeholders to plan for ways to pair short and/or long-term services with EHVs, depending on the population selected, local needs, and resources that are available.||May 20, 2021||View Materials|
|Coordinated Entry and EHVs: Attendees were equipped to develop or update CE policies and processes around assessing households from eligible and prioritized populations and making direct referrals to PHAs. Attendees also identified opportunities to increase CE capacity to handle EHV referrals and strategies for expediting referrals.||May 25, 2021||View Materials|
|Making the Most of EHV Waivers: Attendees identified ways they can use waivers allowable per the EHV notice to expedite lease ups, serve people that they may not have been able to connect with PHA resources before, and ensure that EHVs are successful in serving the priority populations identified by the community.||June 1, 2021||View Materials|
Training Point of Contact
If you have any questions about the webinar series, please contact EHV@hud.gov.
Visit the page Emergency Housing Vouchers page for additional information and resources.
SNAPS and HOPWA Mailing List Subscription
SNAPS and HOPWA are now using different listservs to communicate competition and program updates:
- Subscribe to the HUD.gov SNAPS listserv for information developed by HUD/SNAPS regarding the CoC program, ESG program, YHDP, Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) developed by SNAPS, and any other information related to SNAPS programs and the work to end homelessness.
- Subscribe to the HUD.gov HOPWA listserv for information developed by HUD/Office of HIV/AIDS Housing.
- Subscribe to the HUD Exchange listserv for information and guidance produced by HUD technical assistance providers.
SNAPS and HOPWA grantees and interested stakeholders should consider subscribing both to the HUD Exchange mailing list and HUD.gov mailing lists. Please communicate this information to your homeless organizations, local government contacts, and other interested stakeholders.