Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV)

Information for Landlords

Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV)
for Landlords

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.​

Why Participate in the EHV Program

By leasing your unit to an EHV customer you are helping a vulnerable family to attain safe, stable housing.  Additionally, landlords can benefit from:

  • $1,000 signing bonus for each new resident who leases through the EHV program;
  • Security deposit assistance for EHV customers;
  • On-time, convenient rental payments from the Housing Authority;
  • Free biennial unit inspections;
  • Access to online landlord portal with information about payments, inspection results, and more;
  • Owner maintains control of all aspects of management, maintenance, and lease enforcement.

 

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.
  • Click here for the EHV Payment Standards 

How to Participate

HACSB is partnering with Brilliant Corners to assist EHV participants with locating suitable housing. If you want to lease your unit to an EHV customer, you can list your unit with Brilliant Corners for free! Contact Sergio Arismendiz at (213) 948-1815 or Perla Gamboa at (213) 842-2870 at Brilliant Corners.

More Information for Landlords

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Click here to download our EHV program flyer for landlords.

Additional Information

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