3 Things to Know About Emergency Housing Vouchers
- The Emergency Housing Voucher program offers temporary rental housing assistance for individuals experiencing homelessness, those in danger of becoming so, and individuals fleeing violent or dangerous living circumstances.
- If you are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, please contact one of the following to receive referrals for assistance:
- Coordinated Services Planning (703-222-0880)
- Domestic and Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline (703-360-7273) - please note that this hotline does not issue emergency housing vouchers, but staff can provide referral to the program should clients be eligible.
- Your Case Manager (if applicable)
- Eligible Emergency Housing Voucher recipients will be provided with assistance in searching for and obtaining housing and will be required to pay 30% of their monthly adjusted income in rent with the remainder provided through the federal subsidy.
On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which provides over $1.9 trillion in relief to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this legislation, Fairfax County will be receiving 169 Emergency Housing Vouchers to provide rental housing subsidy to individuals and families who are homeless; at risk of homelessness; fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking; or (4) recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.
Emergency Housing Vouchers are tenant-based rental assistance. Individuals and families qualifying for Emergency Housing Vouchers will be provided with assistance in searching for and securing housing through the program. Voucher recipients will be required to pay 30 percent of their monthly adjusted income for rent with the remainder of their rent fee paid through the federal subsidy.
Obtaining a Referral
If you are (1) homeless; (2) at risk of homelessness; (3) fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking; or (4) recently homeless and if providing rental assistance will prevent your family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability, please contact one of the following to receive referrals for assistance:
- Coordinated Services Planning offers intake and referral services to county- and community-based programs and services to meet emergency and basic needs. Call 703-222-0880.
- Domestic and Sexual Violence 24-Hour Hotline. If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please call our 24-hour hotline at 703-360-7273 for resources and information about domestic or sexual violence.
- Your Case Manager. If you are currently working with a county- or community-based caseworker to help address housing needs, please speak with them to inquire about your potential eligibility and referral to the EHV program.
To obtain this information in an alternate format, please call the Department of Housing and Community Development at 703-246-5000 and select option 8.