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Memphis Housing Authority Awarded Emergency Housing Vouchers

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Memphis Housing Authority was awarded 190 Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs).  The EHVs were provided to help assist individuals and families in the following categories (1) homeless, (2) at risk of homelessness, (3) fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or (4) recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.  

The verification that an individual or family meets one of the four categories will be conducted by the local Continuum of Care (Coc) agency.  The CoC will refer eligible individuals or families to MHA for final eligibility for an EHV.

  • Individuals and families who currently meet HUD's definition of homelessness are being prioritized for these vouchers; this primarily means: "An individual or family with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport, or camping ground; or an individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter"
  • If a family with minor children in their custody is currently homeless, the family can be assessed for shelter and housing assistance by calling MIFA at 901-529-4545 or applying online at
  • If an individual is currently homeless, the individual can be assessed for housing assistance by contacting the Hospitality Hub at 901-289-6578.   Intake services are offered at the Hospitality Hub Plaza, located at 590 Washington Ave, Monday – Friday from 9 am – 4 pm.