Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV)

Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

Important Announcement Regarding EHV Referrals

The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino is starting a waiting list for the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program for referrals submitted to CES after 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2022. For Victim Service Providers, complete referral packets must be in the Housing Authority’s referral email box by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022. After that date and time, all referrals submitted will be placed on a waiting list based on a first come, first served basis. We will pull from the waiting list as slots become available. The waiting list will remain open until we determine that we have sufficient referrals to meet the program’s utilization goals.

HACSB will make an additional announcement when EHV referrals will no longer be accepted. For now, we encourage partners to continue to send referrals. Please make sure the referral & intake documentation is complete as this will facilitate the processing of the application when a program slot opens.

Program Overview

The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is a new affordable housing program serving low-income families across the country.  EHV helps families locate rental housing and provides financial assistance to make their rent affordable.  HACSB began accepting referrals for the EHV Program from the San Bernardino County Coordinated Entry System and Victim Services Providers on October 4, 2021, and is authorized to serve up to 455 families.

Families must be low-income and meet at least one of the following categories:

  1. Homeless
  2. At risk of being homeless
  3. Fleeing or attempting to flee:
    1. Domestic violence;
    2. Dating violence;
    3. Sexual assault;
    4. Stalking; and/or
    5. Human trafficking
  4. Recently homeless, and rental assistance will prevent a return to homelessness or high risk of housing instability.

The EHV program does not use a waiting list to admit individuals and families.  Instead, individuals and families will be referred to HACSB through the San Bernardino County Coordinated Entry System (CES) or a victim service provider (VSP) with whom HACSB has a referral partnership.  HACSB cannot accept applications directly from individuals and/or families.

Please click one of the links below for more information about the EHV program.  You can also download HACSB’s EHV fact sheet.

Referrals received as of April 8, 2022:

Coordinated Entry System Victim Services Providers Total Referrals Received
589 85 674

Additional Information

For more information about Emergency Housing Vouchers, please click one of the buttons below.  You may also email EHV@hacsb.com.