Beginning in 2021, the emergency housing voucher (EHV) program created an unprecedented opportunity to house a significant share of people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness across the country. However, EHVs are not being used to their full potential everywhere, with many public housing authorities (PHAs) having yet to lease more than half their vouchers.
An expert panel made up of leaders from three PHAs will highlight experiences with the program and strategies that may help other jurisdictions to ensure EHVs are being successfully leased up. We will also share findings from our recent commentary on the topic.
Mary-Margaret Spikes Lemons, President, Fort Worth, Texas Housing Solutions
Emilio Salas, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Development Authority
Robin Walls, Executive Director/CEO, King County, Washington Housing Authority
Moderator:Joy Moses, Vice President of Research and Evidence, the National Alliance to End Homelessness