On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (P.L. 117-2). Section 3202 of the ARP appropriated $5 billion for the creation, administration, and renewal of new incremental emergency housing vouchers (EHVs) and other eligible expenses related to COVID-19.
HUD has allocated 35 of these EHVs to Rockford Housing Authority.
Eligible populations are:
- At Risk of Homelessness
- Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking.
- Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.
The availability of these Emergency Housing Vouchers(EHVs) is managed exclusively through a direct referral process from the Continuum of Care(CoC)-Northern Illinois Homeless Coalition.
If you believe you may be eligible for EHV assistance and would like to apply, or are currently on the Rockford Housing Authority HCV waiting list and believe you may be eligible for EHV assistance, please contact the CoC within the City of Rockford Human Services Dept. at:
612 N. Church St. Rockford, IL 61103
(844)-710-6919 ext. 5.