Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) awarded through the American Recovery Plan Act of 2021. The EHV Program wastargeted to serve individuals and families in one or more of the following categories:

  • homelessness;
  • at risk of experiencing homelessness;
  • fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or
  • recently homeless or having high risk of housing instability.

Alameda County Coordinated Entry referred families to Emergency Housing Vouchers based on the prioritization determined by Alameda County’s Continuum of Care.  HACA did not take direct applications. No new referrals for the program are being made and effective September 30, 2023, turnover EHVs cannot be reissued to new families; therefore, HACA’s EHV program is closed to new families.

EHV is just one of several County resources for families experiencing homelessness.  For anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, connecting with 211 or a Housing Resource Center (HRC) is a necessary starting point for all homelessness services available in Alameda County, including a possible referral to permanent housing for those with the highest need.  Click on the Alameda County HRC button below to view details about access points of information.

EHV Payment Standards

HACA’s Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Payment Standards are different than HACA’s payment standards for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Please click the button below to view the EHV Payment Standards.

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