Emergency Housing Vouchers Webinars and Office Hours

HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) has been hosting weekly Office Hours to support the implementation of the Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) program on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT. Office Hours typically feature a live question and answer session with presenters from federal agencies and nonprofit organizations.

In addition to the weekly Office Hours, PIH has hosted ad-hoc webinars on special topics related to EHV implementation, management, and expansion.

View EHV Resources on the EHV page on HUD.gov.

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December 14, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours will feature the following topics:

  • How EHV service fees may be used to incentivize landlord participation and will highlight best practices in programs tailored to aide prospective PHA participants in overcoming barriers to access and maintain housing

Learn more about the December 14th Office Hours

December 7, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours will feature the following topics:

  • Guidance pertaining to portability and provides PHAs with an opportunity to ask questions during an expanded Q&A session

Learn more about the December 7th Office Hours

November 16, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Overview of the newly created “on-demand” dashboard that provides daily updates on leasing, issuances, and unit utilization for the EHV program and overall EHV funding and award data by PHA using information from IMS/PIC and HUDCAPS

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November 9, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • The housing search process and how EHV service fees may be used to incentivize landlord participation
  • Best practices in programs tailored to aide prospective PHA participants in overcoming barriers to access and maintain housing

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October 26, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Overview of EHV requirements related to Administrative Plan amendments and process
  • Information on what constitutes a significant amendment, when public notice or public comment is required, and quality assurance tips for success

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October 12, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Reviwing and tracking program progress of EHV utilization
  • Making course adjustments for goals established in Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

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September 28, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • PHA compliance with EHV programmatic and financial recordkeeping requirements

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September 14, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Issues and policies for PHAs and EHV partners to consider in serving survivors

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August 31, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Reporting in the Voucher Management System (VMS)

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August 17, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Eligible uses of EHV services fees
  • How PHAs have structured service fees in their EHV programs

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August 3, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • How communities are prioritizing populations within eligible categories
  • Aspects of the decision-making to assist in prioritization
  • Tools or processes being developed to assist in prioritization

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July 27, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Inventory Management System (IMS) reporting
  • PIH Information Center (PIC) reporting
  • Voucher Management System (VMS) reporting
  • Financial Data Schedule (FDS) reporting

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July 20, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • How PHAs can implement portability requirements in the EHV program
  • Best practices among PHAs in porting
  • Information on portability in the EHV program

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July 13, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Ways that PHAs can implement portability requirements in the EHV program
  • How PHAs can use the waivers to implement creative screening and documentation practices in line with available waivers

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July 6, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Considerations for rural communities as they work across more expansive geographies
  • Partnership opportunities with multiple PHAs
  • Pathways or non-traditional partner outreach to both clients and landlords
  • PHA and coordinated entry capacity within challenging hiring environments
  • Creative methods to effectively utilize EHV allocations

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June 29, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Ways that EHV Service Fees can support landlord engagement
  • Community practices that provide housing search assistance including housing navigation and landlord incentives

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June 22, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • Elements and expectations of EHV prioritization and referral processes
  • Ways PHAs and communities can prioritize the target populations
  • The mechanics of referrals and the role of referring entities

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June 15, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following topics:

  • The core purposes of the EHV and CoC programs
  • The functional elements of a CoC
  • The role and operations of a coordinated entry system
  • Continued discussion on partnerships between PHAs and CoCs

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June 8, 2021

Weekly Office Hours: Emergency Housing Vouchers Office Hours

General live question and answer with presenters from HUD.

This Office Hours featured the following presenters and topics:

  • Sojourner House: Connecting DV/SA/Trafficking Victims to CES Housing Opportunities
  • National Alliance for Safe Housing: Streamlining Survivor Access to Emergency Housing Vouchers
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Administration for Children and Families (ACF): Opportunities for Outreach and Collaboration to HHS/ACF Eligible Programs and Populations in Need
  • Safe Housing Partnerships: Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium

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