On May 12, 2021, the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) accepted 1,964 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs). The EHVs were allocated as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act, with the intent of assisting individuals and families most in need and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.
In order to help expand the opportunities and incentives for landlords within the Los Angeles County region, the following Public Housing Agencies have agreed to allow EHV participants to search for rental units in each other’s jurisdictions: the LACDA, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and the City of Pasadena. Participating landlords are eligible for incentive payouts such as: a one-time signing bonus of $2,500 for each unit leased, up to $5,000 one-time reimbursement for new contract inspection repairs, and free property listing!
Contact the LACDA today to learn more about the incentives via email at LACDAincentives@lacda.org, or call (626) 586-1585.
The Emergency Housing Vouchers Program has launched in the Los Angeles region. Vouchers will be prioritized by the LA Coordinated Entry System, initially referring participants who are homeless, recently homeless, or fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Los Angeles' Coordinated Entry System Policy Council.
It is likely that most people eligible for this resource are already connected to the Coordinated Entry System and will be referred by case managers assigned to provid
e client housing support and connection. If, however, you think you are eligible for the program (please see the CES Interim Policy on Emergency Housing Voucher priority populations), please contact a Coordinated Entry System Access Center in your region. Please note that connection to the Coordinated Entry System does not guarantee your eligibility or prioritization for housing or rental subsidy support.
For more information, please email EHV@lahsa.org.