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.


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.  


The Baltimore Station - Veterans ONLY

140 W. West St. & 1611 Baker St.


Paul’s Place

1118 Ward St.


New Vision House of Hope, Inc - Veterans ONLY

200 E. Lexington St. #605


Health Care for the Homeless

421 Fallsway


VA Community Resource and Referral Center - Veterans ONLY

209 W. Fayette St.


Park West Health System

4120 Patterson Ave.


Sarah’s Hope Shelter

1114 Mount St.


Park West Health System

4151 Park Heights Ave.


Weinberg Housing and Resource Center

620 Fallsway


Park West Health System

3319 W. Belvedere Ave



2828 Loch Raven Rd.


YES Drop-In Center

2315 N. Charles St.


Beans and Bread

402 S. Bond St.


People Encouraging People

4201 Primrose Ave.


For My Kidz Inc.

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



HUD References