Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV)

Information for Individuals and Families

Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Information for Individuals and Families

The HACSB Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program waiting list closed on November 7, 2022.

All referrals placed onto the waiting list before the deadline will be processed as vouchers become available.

Who Is Eligible

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.

How to Apply

Individuals and families must be referred directly to HACSB through the San Bernardino County Coordinated Entry System (CES) or a victim service provider (VSP).  HACSB cannot accept applications directly from the public for this program.

Families who need EHV assistance can contact a service provider directly to request assistance applying for the EHV program.  Click here for a list of service providers who can help customers access the EHV program.

Due to the number of referrals received, all referrals to the EHV program received after 5:00 PM on September 26, 2022, are being placed on a wait list. 

The HACSB Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is nearing capacity and will be closing the waiting list for this program on November 7, 2022.

  • Inland SoCal United Way 211+ will not accept EHV referrals received after 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2022.
  • Referrals from Victim Service Providers must be received by HACSB by 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2022.
  • Please be sure your referrals are complete and contain all required documents. Substantially incomplete referrals will be denied.

How the EHV Program Works

There are several steps to receiving EHV assistance:

  • The family must be referred to HACSB through the County of San Bernardino’s Coordinated Entry System or other partner agency. The referring agency will confirm that the family meets one of the four eligibility categories described above.
  • HACSB determines eligibility for EHV assistance.
  • The family selects a unit to lease from a private landlord. Assistance will be available to help families locate a home.
  • The unit must pass a housing quality inspection, and the rent must be reasonable. If the unit passes inspection and the rent is reasonable, the family may lease the unit.
  • The family will pay a portion of the rent to the landlord (typically 30% of their income) and HACSB pays the remaining rent to the landlord.

Additional Information

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