The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Through EHV, HUD is providing housing choice vouchers to local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). The Pinellas County Housing Authority received 108 vouchers that will be issued to eligible families through a referral process only. Families must meet the following criteria which will be determined by the local Continuum of Care:
- 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
The Pinellas County Housing Authority can only issue an EHV voucher from eligible referrals received from the Continuum of Care partners. Those referrals will be families that have been assessed and are currently listed on a Coordinated Entry waitlist.
If you are homeless, please visit the Homeless Leadership Alliance website that will provide homeless resources at: www.pinellashomeless.org
If you are at risk of homelessness, please call 211.
For more information regarding the EHV program please visit this link https: www.hud.gov/EHV