Public Notice - Emergency Housing Vouchers

There are new resources available for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. These resources are accessible through Coordinated Entry. If you are not currently experiencing homelessness but at risk of losing your housing, please contact your local Community Action Agency (https://wildfireaz.org/find-help/community-action-agencies/#toggle-id-29 ) or view the following website to locate the closest Emergency Rental Assistance Program: https://des.az.gov/ERAP

The Scottsdale Housing Agency (SHA) has been awarded 34 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law No: 117-2). The effective date of the EHV award is July 1, 2021.

The Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care (CoC) will assist qualifying families through a direct referral process to the SHA.

EHV Qualifying Categories

In order to be eligible for an EHV, an individual or family must meet one of four eligibility categories:

  1. Homeless
  2. At risk of homelessness
  3. Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking
  4. Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.

EHV Process

Eligibility for EHVs are limited to the Qualifying Categories listed above and are managed through a direct referral process from the Maricopa Regional Continuum of Care. SHA will not accept EHV applications directly.

In general, verification an individual or family meets one of the four eligibility categories is conducted by the CoC Coordinated Entry System. The CoC or other direct referral partner must provide supporting documentation to the SHA of the referring agency’s verification that the family meets one of the four eligible categories for EHV assistance.

Coordinated Entry Points

Families experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County can gain access to housing resources including EHV assistance by contacting the Family Housing Hub at 602-595-8700.

Individuals experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County can gain access to housing resources and services including EHV assistance at these agencies:

Coordinated Entry Point Contact
Phoenix Rescue Mission 602-346-3361
Basic Mission – Northwest Valley 602-284-2919
Brian Garcia Welcome Center 206 S 12th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85007
Community Bridges 877-931-9142
CBI Path - Outreach 844-691-5948
UMOM’s Halle Women’s Center (single women) 602-362-5833
UMOM’s Youth Outreach (youth ages 18-24) 480-868-7527
CRRC (US Military Veterans) 602-248-6040
A New Leaf - Mesa 480-610-6722
Native American Connections (youth 18-24 and single Native adults) 602-263-5531
602-648-9739
City of Chandler 480-782-4349
City of Tempe HOPE 480-858-7993
SHA will only accept referrals from the CoC partners.

It is the policy of the City of Scottsdale not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. Persons with special needs for assistance in translation, or those with a disability, may request a reasonable accommodation by calling (480) 312-7156 or TTY at (480) 312-7411 as early as possible to allow time to arrange accommodations.

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