Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

The Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento was awarded 494 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 (Public Law No: 117-2) to provide rental assistance for individuals and families who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Homeless
  • At risk of homelessness
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or
  • Were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability.

How to Apply

If you are an applicant on the Housing Choice Voucher waitlist and meet one of the above criteria, you may apply for an Emergency Housing Voucher through a Sacramento homeless service provider that you may already be working with. If you are not currently working with a homeless service provider, please call 2-1-1-to be connected to the appropriate services. Your provider may work with you on completing an assessment that will be submitted to our partnering organization – Sacramento Steps Forward for referral. 

Additional information can be found at https://sacramentostepsforward.org/2021-sacramento-ehvs/

Applications for an EHV submitted without a referral will not be accepted.


Landlord Incentive Program

Effective July 1, 2021, Landlords participating in the EHV Program will be eligible to receive sign-up bonuses in addition to the EHV Program’s higher Payment Standards.  For more information on the incentive program and the EHV Payment Standard, see the links below.

Landlord Incentive Program Flyer

Payment Standards Flyer

Rent Affordability Worksheet

FAQs for New EHV Housing Providers


EHV FAQ’s & Information

To access HUD’s Emergency Housing Voucher PIH notice 2021-15, please visit https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/PIH2021-15.pdf

To access HUD EHV materials including webinars, office hours, and public notices, please visit https://www.hud.gov/ehv.

For Frequently Asked Questions, click here.


EHV’s Zoom Office Hour:

For any questions or concerns, please attend the Zoom office hour listed below.

Date & Time: Every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Zoom Meeting Link (https://shra-org.zoom.us/j/83742249729 ) | Meeting ID: 837.4224.9729

One tap mobile: +16699009128,,83742249729# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)


Search Assistance Office Hours:

For any questions regarding possible rentals or application fee payments please attend the zoom meeting below:

Date & Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00am to 11:30am

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 849 1461 3018

One tap mobile +16699009128,,84914613018# US (San Jose)


Housing Introduction Meeting

To receive an overview of how to use your new EHV voucher or any other questions or concerns please attend the zoom meeting below:

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.




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