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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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