The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s (OHFA’s) participation in the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program, available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Through EHV, HUD is providing housing choice vouchers to assist individuals and families who are:
- At risk of homelessness
- Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or
- Were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability
OHFA looks forward to including the Emergency Housing Vouchers as part of its portfolio to help individuals and families most in need of housing assistance. OHFA will be partnering with certain Continuum of Care (CoC) and other providers to administer the Emergency Housing Voucher Program.
This funding will also allow OHFA and the providers to assist in housing searches. It also provides for essential household items and in some instances, it provides for utility assistance.