Emergency Housing Voucher

Attention: Open Application Notice for Emergency Housing Vouchers for Homeless Families and Families Actively Fleeing Domestic Violence in Suffolk County or Nassau County

 

Application (attached) due Friday, July 30, 2021 by close of business.

 

Applications must be submitted to completion by close of business Friday, July 16 to be considered for this opportunity. Applications that are submitted after that date will not be considered. All questions must be answered, and all required documents must be attached. Individual applications must be submitted for each individual household.

 

HUD Category 1- HUD Homeless Family (living on the street or in shelter)- SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

Coordinated Entry at EHV@addressthehomeless.org

 

HUD Category 4- Actively Fleeing Domestic Violence- SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:

DV Coordinated Entry at dvces@tscli.org

 

Our local Continuum of Care has established an open application process to access emergency housing vouchers for all families that are currently living on the street or in shelter in Suffolk County or Nassau County, and to all families that are actively fleeing domestic violence in Suffolk County or Nassau County.

 

All referrals must go through the NY-603 Coordinated Entry System- Long Island Coalition for the Homeless or The Safe Center Long Island (DV CE). The Safe Center Long Island will be outreaching and working directly with all the DV shelters to process applications, as well as coordinating with DV RRH. LICH will be focused on the HUD homeless families, as well as RRH and PSH households.

 

New York State tentatively plans to open its portal for Emergency Housing Vouchers on August 1, 2021. Our CoC will be prioritizing referrals for families that are currently homeless and households actively fleeing DV in both counties for the first 21 days that referrals for EHV can be made to the state*.

 

EHV referrals will be sent to the state in the following order*:

 

EHV through NYS open August 1 (tentative)

First Priority: HUD Homeless Families and Families that are Actively Fleeing DV

Second Priority: Families in RRH that need longer-term support to sustain housing

Third Priority: Families in PSH that are choosing to move-on from the program

 

*Contingent upon NYS maintaining the current tentative outlined priority groups and referrals options

 

After that: CoC Governance Board to determine if other groups can also be considered for prioritization, such as single adults, youth, etc. and/or continue to refer more HUD homeless families from the list that did not get referred within the first 21 days.

 

*This prioritization policy/order is subject to change and will be regularly be reviewed for equitable access and outcomes and efficacy.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Description:  

  • ERAP will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance, and utility arrears assistance. Program opens June 1st. 

*Please note: Town of Hempstead, Town of Islip, and Town of Oyster Bay have their own application. All other jurisdictions should apply using the NYS/OTDA application

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At-Risk Homelessness 

General Resources

Crisis Resources

Nassau County Crisis Hotlines

Crisis Center: 

Long Island Crisis Center

516-826-0244

Crisis Intervention

Mobile Crisis Intervention Team

516-227-8255

Suicide Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

1-888-628-9454 (Espanol)

Nassau County DSS (8:00AM-3:00PM)

516-227-8519

Evening/Emergency Number
516-573-8626

 

The CoC is not not the community access point for emergency shelter. Please contact the Department of Social Services if seeking immediate shelter.

See our: Resource Guide

Suffolk County Crisis Hotlines

Crisis Center:

DASH

631-952-3333

Crisis Intervention

631-751-7500

Mobile Crisis Intervention Team

516-227-8255

Suicide Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

1-888-628-9454 (Espanol)

Suffolk County DSS (8:00AM-3:00PM)
631-854-9517
Evening/Emergency Number

631-854-9100

The CoC is not not the community access point for emergency shelter. Please contact the Department of Social Services if seeking immediate shelter.

See our: Resource Guide

The CoC is currently prioritizing households for housing and services through CES according to HUD Order CPD-16-11 , which mandates that those with the longest lengths of time homeless and most severe service needs be assisted first. 
How does HUD define Literally Homeless? Literally homeless is someone that is living in a shelter, a motel that is paid by DSS/another charitable organization, on the street, or place not meant for human habitation i.e. living somewhere with no running water, heat, and electric (vehicle, tent, etc.) 
Please continue to work with all other community systems to resolve your homelessness prior to our office, as this is only one avenue to pursue housing. 
 
Please ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact information available so that we can find you when an opportunity for services and housing becomes available.
If you need any assistance navigating the above resources contact the LICH Hotline at 631-464-4314 x118 and leave a detailed message regarding your current needs.