Emergency Housing Vouchers Awarded to HRA

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

On May 10th, HRA was awarded 15 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) from HUD. These vouchers are for individuals or families that are homeless, at risk of homelessness, recently homeless, or fleeing or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking. These vouchers will be issued based on direct referrals from the Continuum of Care’s Coordinated Entry list. HUD is providing a one-time service fee per voucher to provide assistance with services such as housing search, security and utility deposit, rental application or holding fees, landlord incentives, moving expenses or essential household items.  HUD has acknowledged many of the obstacles of getting vouchers issued quickly and has provided waivers to overcome these obstacles. Some of these include having a separate waitlist specifically for EHV, having separate preferences for EHV than our regular Section 8 waitlist, allowing income and identity verification to be self-certified until formal documentation can be received, and reducing eligibility requirements. These vouchers will begin July 1st, 2021. Please reach out to Katelyn Reardon for more information at KReardon@fcrhra.org.

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