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2021 Sacramento Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs)


Update 8/20/21:

Sacramento Steps Forward has now completed the referrals to the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) for the 494 EHVs available in our community. More detailed information will be provided in the near future on the referrals that were made, in the meantime here are updated numbers:

    • 1,572 assessments completed
    • 594 referrals made
    • 50 different contributing agencies
    • 255 applications received
    • 13 denials
    • 14 vouchers issued

A comprehensive client referral list will be provided to identified contact persons based on responses from the EHV assessment next week to confirm the status for each client. Please remember, submitting an assessment did not guarantee an EHV referral. Based on application progress and guidance from SHRA we will determine if and when we need to re-open assessments, and please be assured that advance notice will be provided.

For any questions or concerns, be sure to attend the EHVs Zoom Office Hour listed below.


What are Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs):

  • The American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021 appropriated $5 billion for the EHVs
  • 70,000 were awarded to appr. 700 Housing Authorities
  • Sacramento received 494 vouchers (potential to receive more)
  • Separate from Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program
  • All referrals must come through the Continuum of Care’s (CoC’s) Coordinated Entry (CE) System or from a Victim Service Provider
  • EHV eligibility is limited to households (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; and
    • Recently homeless, and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent homelessness or risk of housing instability
  • Additional information on EHVs:

EHVs Resources:

Required Forms:

EHVs Training Videos:

Helpful Information:

Provider Resources and Process Materials:


EHVs 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 (beginning 7/2/2021) 

Zoom Meeting link | Meeting ID: 872 9747 5513 | Passcode: 000985 

Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Find your local number here

Check this page for new information and updates. Updated: August 20th, 2021.

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