Arlington County Opens Housing Choice Voucher Program Registration on August 17, 2021
Emergency Housing Vouchers: Registration to Open for
Homeless and At-Risk Applicants
The Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan Act allowed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to allocate additional housing vouchers to Housing Choice Voucher Programs in areas where populations have the greatest need. The Emergency Housing Vouchers were created to help pay rent for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.  
On August 17, Arlington County's Housing Choice Voucher Program (AHCVP) will open registration from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. EDT for residents that qualify for an Emergency Housing Voucher.

To register, residents must have income at or below AHCVP program income guidelines and must be one of the following: 

  1. Homeless 
  2. At risk of homelessness 
  3. Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the household’s homelessness or having a high risk of housing instability 
  4. Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking. 

To qualify for an Emergency Housing Voucher, a resident must be assessed and referred by an Arlington County Homeless Services case worker within the Department of Human Services. If you think you may be eligible for a voucher, registration will open on August 17 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please contact the Department of Human Services during this one-day registration period by calling 703-228-1450 to register your household. Registering for an Emergency Voucher does not guarantee or confirm acceptance or issuance of a voucher.

 For more FAQs and information about Arlington County's Emergency Housing Vouchers, please visit our webpage linked HERE.