Report Highlights Challenges of Using Emergency Housing Vouchers and Strategies for Overcoming Them

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) has released a report, “Using EHVs to Get People Housed: Focus Group Discussions on Challenges and Current Strategies,” describing homeless services leaders’ experiences using Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for people experiencing homelessness. The report shows that while homeless services leaders welcomed a new program designed to help people experiencing homelessness access housing, they faced barriers getting eligible households leased up. These barriers included difficulty finding affordable and available housing, the persistent effects of housing discrimination, and staffing shortages.

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