Emergency Housing Voucher Program

Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a limited number of Emergency Housing Vouchers to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

The EHV Program helps families and individuals who are experienceing homelessness; at-risk of homelessness; fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or recently homeless and at high risk of housing instability to find housing by subsidizing a portion of rent based on their income.

The EHV Program is helping thousands of New Yorkers like Danasia and her son, pictured to the right, find housing. Here they are holding the keys to their new apartment!

Learn more about our Success Stories.

For Applicants

As of September 30, 2022, NYCHA and HPD are no longer accepting EHV referrals and applications, and each will maintain an EHV waitlist populated with the completed EHV applications on-hand.

For Providers

Please see the Provider Resources webpage for more information and resources.

For Owners

Are you a rental owner looking to fill your vacant apartment?

As a property owner in NYC, you are a key contributor in the effort to provide safe and stable housing to New Yorkers. One of the most impactful tools the City of New York has to help property owners fill vacant apartments is the EHV program.

Learn more on the Owner Resources webpage.

Additional Resources