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Emergency Housing Vouchers: A How-To Guide for Public Housing Agencies

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Date Published: March 2022

Description

The purpose of this guide is to:

  • Provide an overview of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) operating requirements
  • Outline considerations for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in the design of their EHV programs
  • Highlight best practices in program implementation

This guide is a helpful resource for PHAs, Continuum of Care (CoCs), and Victim Services Providers (VSPs) to understand key components of the EHV program including:

  • Partnerships and referral processes
  • Use of service fees
  • Housing search requirements
  • Application of EHV waivers and alternative requirements

Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page on the HUD Exchange for a full list of resources related to COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response for homeless providers.


The contents of these materials, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These materials are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

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Tags: CoC EHV HCV Public Housing and Voucher Programs
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  • HUD
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