Past Webinar: Exploring Challenges and Successes of the Emergency Housing Voucher Program: Insights from Public Housing Authorities
Published On May 9, 2023
On Wednesday, May 17 at noon PT, the Terner Center hosted a webinar exploring lessons from the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program. Beginning in 2021, the 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 highlighted experiences with the program and strategies that may help other jurisdictions to ensure EHVs are being successfully leased up. We also shared 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
Joy Moses, Vice President of Research and Evidence, the National Alliance to End Homelessness
The presentation slide deck with findings from our research on EHVs is available here.