Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV)

Information for Individuals and Families

Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Information for Individuals and Families

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.

Important Announcement Regarding EHV Program 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.​

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.