Emergency Housing Voucher Program
EHV Program Overview
The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Currently, our community will be able to serve 276 households through the EHV Program. We need dedicated community partners to support this work. We will keep this page updated as further information about the EHV Program becomes available.
The Austin / Travis County region has two local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) who received funding through the EHV program:
|Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA)||242|
|Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC)||34|
EHVs can be deployed by Public Housing Authorities as soon as July 1st, 2021.To respond to the COVID-19 Crisis and efficiently utilize these vouchers, the community hopes to allocate and deploy all vouchers between July 1st, 2021, and October 30th, 2021.
Austin / Travis County 5-Year Housing Goals
In April of 2021, a diverse group of stakeholders and advocates driven to end unsheltered homelessness in Austin / Travis County convened a 7-day conference to address unsheltered homelessness in our community. Through the utilization of historical and current homelessness response system performance data, analysis of current community needs, and cost modeling diagrams, the Summit Team developed the ambitious goal of housing 3,000 more people than the current community average by December 31, 2024. To accomplish this goal, resources entering the Homelessness Response System will need be strategically aligned.
Year 1: Goals for the Summit to End Unsheltered Homelessness
|Permanent Housing:||+ 740 PSH Move-Ins|
|+ 300 RRH Move-Ins|
|+ 0 Bridge to PSH|
|Crisis Response:||+ Non-Congregate Conversion: 85 Beds|
|+ Diversion & Rapid Exit: 400 People|
|+ Targeted Prevention: 200 people|
|Staffing:||+ 17 Navigators|
|+ TBD Outreach|
|+ 50 Housing Case Managers (1:20)|
|+ 10 Diversion & Prevention Case Managers (1:60)|
|+ TBD Landlord Engagement|
|Timeline Goals:||+ 100 Move-Ins by June 2021|
|+ 200 Move-Ins by August 2021|
|+ 400 Move-Ins by December 2021|
|+ 1200 Move-Ins by October 2022|
|+ 3000 Move-Ins by April 2024|