EHV Leasing Faster Than Any Previous HUD Voucher Program
HUD announced today that the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program, created under the American Rescue Plan Act, has leased up 35,000 EHVs. This represents 50 percent of the 70,000 EHVs allocated in the American Rescue Plan Act and is the fastest lease-up rate of any HUD voucher program. Furthermore, approximately 100 percent of EHVs are in use, either leased or issued to voucher holders who are in the process of finding and securing units.
HUD spotlighted several CLPHA members for their efforts to issue and lease up EHVs. They include:
- The San Diego Housing Commission for creatively using service fees to help house individuals and families.
- The New York City Housing Authority and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development for providing direct support and landlord engagement in response to utilization challenges.
- King County Housing Authority and Seattle Housing Authority for advancing best practices and engaging people with lived experience to help more households secure housing.
CLPHA continues to work with our members through the EHV working group to ensure that implementation of the program is less burdensome and does not create conflict with the administration of other voucher programs.