The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a limited number of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). EHVs should be used by the end of 2022.
EHV assistance is limited to families and individuals who are:
Potentially eligible families and individuals must first complete an initial screening with a caseworker and be referred to NYCHA and HPD by designated New York City agencies and their contracted providers. Clients cannot apply directly to NYCHA or HPD for EHV assistance.
The agencies making EHV referrals are:
Please note: Because the EHVs are limited, families and individuals who meet the eligibility criteria must also satisfy additional prioritization criteria. Only eligible clients who are also in a priority group will be referred to NYCHA or HPD. All clients referred to NYCHA and HPD will then need to complete an online EHV application for further screening and to verify eligibility for the EHV program.
If you believe you may be eligible or for additional information, please reach out to your caseworker. Initial screening requires that you complete the online NYC Coordinated Assessment and Placement System (CAPS) application. Your caseworker can help you with this CAPS screening. If the screening determines that you are potentially eligible, they will help you with the additional application steps.