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 assistance is limited to families and individuals who are:
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:
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.
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.