Emergency Housing Voucher Program

Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded 278 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EVHs) to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) to administer to the City's most vulnerable neighbors experiencing homelessness. The vouchers are specifically targeted to assist individuals and families in four eligibility categories:

1) chronically homeless

 2)recently homeless

3) those at risk of homelessness and

4) those fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking.

Prioritization

HABC and Baltimore's Continuum of Care (CoC) worked together to evaluate the current needs of Baltimore's homeless community and develop an equitable system to distribute vouchers. Based on current need, Baltimore's EHVs will be prioritized for the following individuals and families who also fall within one of the four eligibility categories listed above:

  • Youth (18-24)
  • Rapid rehousing households that are not able to maintain housing without the EHV subsidy (Rapid Rehousing subsidy ending within 365 days)
  • Households that are victims of domestic violence
  • Homeless families with children experiencing homelessness as defined by HUD
  • Individuals experiencing homelessness in shelter and street settings (adults only)

Each priority population will be provided with a capped preference for the EHVs.

Referral Process

Initial referrals for EHVs will be made to HABC by August 15, 2021 and the goal is to incrementally have all 278 vouchers issued by December 31, 2021. To determine eligibility for EHVs and other City-funded housing programs, potential clients need to complete a Coordinated Access packet.

If you would like to complete a Coordinated Access packet to determine eligibility for City-funded housing programs, please contact one of the Coordinated Access Navigator Sites listed below. PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, some navigator sites are not taking in-person/walk-in appointments and instead, offer virtual or phone appointments. Please call the navigator site for more details on appointment options for Coordinated Access.

Project PLASE

1814 Maryland Ave. & 3549-3601 Old Frederick Rd.  

410-837-1400

The Baltimore Station - Veterans ONLY

140 W. West St. & 1611 Baker St.

410-752-4454

Paul’s Place

1118 Ward St.

410-625-0775

New Vision House of Hope, Inc - Veterans ONLY

200 E. Lexington St. #605

410-466-8558

Health Care for the Homeless

421 Fallsway

410-837-5533

VA Community Resource and Referral Center - Veterans ONLY

209 W. Fayette St.

410-637-3246

Park West Health System

4120 Patterson Ave.

410-764-2266

Sarah’s Hope Shelter

1114 Mount St.

410-982-0845

Park West Health System

4151 Park Heights Ave.

443-874-5502

Weinberg Housing and Resource Center

620 Fallsway

443-478-3777

Park West Health System

3319 W. Belvedere Ave

410-542-7800

H.O.P.E.

2828 Loch Raven Rd.

410-327-5830

YES Drop-In Center

2315 N. Charles St.

410-235-7744

Beans and Bread

402 S. Bond St.

410-732-1892

People Encouraging People

4201 Primrose Ave.

410-764-8560

For My Kidz Inc.

424 S. Pulaski St. & 2036 W. North Ave.

443-841-9177

 

HUD References