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June 25, 2021 | July 01, 2021 | 11,123 total views

LAHSA is pleased to announce that the American Rescue Plan (ARP) has provided approximately 70,000 emergency housing vouchers (EHVs) for eligible public housing agencies (PHAs) around the United States. There will be 6,806 EHVs available throughout the City and County of Los Angeles. EHVs are tenant-based rental assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Access will be facilitated through the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for Los Angeles County.

EHVs will be available beginning July 1 and all EHVs must be leased up by September 2023. Given this quick timeline, please review the information on this page to determine if you should refer participants with which you are working.

The Coordinated Entry System for LA County has identified eligible household types are the current priority for LA County:

  • Unhoused or housed households who are fleeing, or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking
  • Households that are survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, as defined under Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act (HEARTH Act), the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
  • Households seeking an emergency transfer through the Interim LAHSA Emergency Transfer Plan under Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Households enrolled in time-limited subsidy programs (such as Rapid Re-Housing, Recovery Re-Housing or Shallow Subsidy) who need a permanent housing resource in order to achieve or maintain housing stability (whether currently housed or enrolled and not yet housed)
  • Households in interim housing whose sites are closing (such as Project RoomKey sites or Project HomeKey sites that are closing this year)
  • Households with long-term enrollment in interim housing (three months or longer)
  • Households enrolled in programs that offer navigation, case management, and/or post-lease up retention services (such as Housing Navigation)

EHV Reference Materials



EHV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


If you have additional questions, please email


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