What are Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs):

  • The American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021 appropriated $5 billion for the EHVs
  • 70,000 were awarded to appr. 700 Housing Authorities
  • Monterey and San Benito Counties received 269 vouchers
  • Separate from Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program
  • All referrals must come through the Continuum of Care’s (CoC’s) Coordinated Entry (CE) System, locally known as CARS
  • EHV eligibility is limited to households (individuals and families) who are:
    • Homeless;
    • At-risk of homelessness;
    • Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; and
    • Recently homeless, and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent homelessness or risk of housing instability
  • Additional Information on EHVs:

EHV Resources and Additional Information:

 

Partnering Agencies:

  • Staff from partnering agencies please see the CARS Document Portal for assessment and referral information

How to be referred for an EHV (Beginning August 4, 2021)

In order to be referred to the Emergency Housing Voucher Program, individuals must receive a CARS Assessment from a partnering agency. The following agencies are able to conduct an assessment and refer individuals to the program:

Agency Phone Number Address
Access Support Network (831) 975-5016 340 Church Street, Salinas, CA 93901
California State University Monterey Bay – Community Health Engagement (CHE) (831) 770-1700 21 Soledad Street, Suite E, Salinas, CA 93901
Community Human Services

  • Salinas Valley Street Outreach Program
  • Casa de Noche Buena Shelter
  • Safe Place
(831) 753-8553
(831) 867-8200
(831) 373-4421
47 San Miguel Avenue, Suite 5, Salinas, CA 93901
1292 Olympia Avenue, Seaside, CA. 93955
590 Pearl Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Community Homeless Solutions (831) 276-0901 3087 Wittenmyer Court Marina, CA 93933
Central Coast Center for Independent Living – CCCIL (831) 757-2968 318 Cayuga Street, Suite 208, Salinas, CA 93901
County of San Benito Health and Human Services (831) 636-4180 1111 San Felipe Road #206, Hollister, CA 95023
Downtown Streets Team (831) 713-3697 ext. 140 Central Ave. Suite 4 Salinas, CA 93901
Dorothy’s Place (831) 757-3838 30 Soledad Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Housing Resource Center (831) 424-9186 60 W. Market Street, Suite #130, Salinas, CA 93901
Interim, Inc. (831) 883-3030 299 12th Street, Marina, CA 93933
Sun Street Centers (831) 582-9461 3043 MacArthur Drive, Marina, CA 93933
Veteran’s Transition Center (831) 883-8387 220 12th Street, Martinez Hall, Marina, CA 93933
Monterey County Office of Education (831) 775-0300 ext. 129 901 Blanco Circle, Salinas, CA 93901
Nation’s Finest (831) 375-1184 40 Bonifacio Place Monterey, CA 93940
YWCA (831) 422-8602 11 Quail Run Circle, Suite 203, Salinas, CA 93907