Emergency Housing Vouchers: Guidance for Victim Service Providers
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which was enacted into law in March 2021, Congress appropriated $5 billion for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) intended to assist individuals and families who are homeless or facing housing instability, as well as individuals and families who are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or human trafficking. This document provides:
- An overview of the allocation and distribution process for EHVs; and
- Recommended steps that victim service providers (VSPs), including culturally specific victim service organizations, serving domestic, sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors, can take to advocate for gender and racially equitable survivor access to these new resources.