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Emergency Housing Vouchers

The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded 69 EHVs to the CDA to be used to assist individuals and families who are:
  • Homeless
  • At risk of homelessness
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  • Recently homeless and at high risk of housing instability
The EHV program is a tenant-based voucher program operated similar to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The verification that an individual or family meets one of the above categories is conducted by the Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County (HSC). Admission to the EHV program is based on a direct referral process from the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), who is responsible for determining whether an individual or family meets the EHV prioritization as follows.
  1. a "single" adult household in permanent supportive housing or a rapid rehousing project, where the head of household has a documented disability
  2. a "single" adult household in permanent supportive housing or a rapid rehousing project with no verified disability
  3. a household with children who are in permanent supportive housing
  4. a household with children who are in transitional housing or a rapid rehousing program where the head of household has a documented disability
  5. Were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability

Referrals for EHV are obtained from two sources:

  • Dane County Coordinated Entry Housing List
    • If you are experiencing homelessness and staying in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation, you can find information on Coordinated Entry here.
  • Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing or Transitional Housing Programs
    • If you are in one of these programs, please connect with your case manager to inquire about a referral.

 

Last Updated: 10/04/2022

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