Emergency Housing Vouchers 2021

The City of Philadelphia has received a special allocation of 863 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) through the American Rescue Plan. There are already nearly 8,000 people who are eligible in the homeless system for them. These vouchers are administered by PHA. Referrals MUST come through the City of Philadelphia’s Continuum of Care, Coordinated Entry process based on assessed vulnerability. EHV applications are not directly available to the public or accessible through the PHA waitlist.

If you are facing homelessness, please contact the Office of Homeless Services, Prevention, Diversion, and Intake Unit to find out what services are available to you.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Go Online. Complete an online form: https://form.jotform.com/210246152646046

2. Call. The Homelessness Prevention Hotline is (215) 686-7177. Follow the instructions. Due to high call volume, it may take 72 hours to receive a callback.

3.Come see us in person at an access point: https://www.phila.gov/services/property-lots-housing/buy-sell-or-rent-a-property/find-housing/find-emergency-housing/

Facing eviction? To apply for Emergency Rental Assistance visit www.phlrentassist.org or call 215-320-7880. Apply online at www.phlrentassist.org. If you don’t have access to a computer, please call 311.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, help is available! Call the citywide, 24-hour Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline (1-866-723-3014) anytime for crisis intervention, safety planning, resources and referrals. All calls are free, confidential and anonymous. Hotline counselors can help connect you with free services in the Philadelphia area, including emergency housing, legal services, behavioral health services and other resources. More information here: https://www.womenagainstabuse.org/get-help/pdvh

Read the FAQs on Emergency Housing Vouchers, August 5, 2021