Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

Emergency Housing Voucher Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a limited number of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). EHVs should be used by the end of 2022.

EHV Eligibility 

EHV assistance is limited to families and individuals who are:

  1. Homeless;
  2. At-risk of homelessness;
  3. Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or
  4. Recently homeless and at high risk of housing instability.

Potentially eligible families and individuals were required to complete an initial screening with a caseworker and be referred to NYCHA and HPD by designated New York City agencies and their contracted providers. 

The agencies making EHV referrals are:

  • NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
  • NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
    • HIV/AIDS Service Administration (HASA)
    • Office of Domestic Violence (ODV)
    • Homelessness Prevention Administration (HPA)
    • Federal Homeless Policy Unit - Continuum of Care (NYC CoC)
  • NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
  • NYC Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice (MOCJ)
  • NYC Health + Hospitals (H + H)
  • NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV)
  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)
  • NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Please note: Because the EHVs are limited, families and individuals who meet the eligibility criteria were also required to satisfy additional prioritization criteria. Only eligible clients who were also in a priority group were referred to NYCHA or HPD. All clients referred to NYCHA and HPD completed an online EHV application for further screening and to verify eligibility for the EHV program.

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.


HUD References