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.



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