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 or housing instability. The vouchers are specifically targeted to assist individuals and families in four eligibility categories:

1) homeless;

 2) at risk of homelessness;

3) fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking;

4) recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability. 


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:

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.

Coordinated Access Navigator Sites

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


For My Kidz Inc.

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


The Baltimore Station – Veterans ONLY

140 W. West St. & 1611 Baker St.


Weinberg Housing and Resource Center

620 Fallsway


People Encouraging People

4201 Primrose Ave.


Beans and Bread

402 S. Bond St.


Frequently Asked Questions

HUD References