Emergency Housing Vouchers

Beginning July 1, 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, which provides over $1.9 trillion in relief to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, public health, State and local government, individuals, and businesses.
The American Rescue Plan appropriated $5 billion for new incremental Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) to prevent, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) are to assist individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness; at risk of experiencing homelessness; fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking; or were recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing instability.
In order to be eligible for an EHV, an individual or family must meet one of four eligibility categories:
• Homeless
• 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.

Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI will accept referrals only from Mississippi United to End Homelessness (MUTEH) and Central Mississippi Continuum of Care beginning July 1, 2021.

For Assistance in: Claiborne County, Simpson County, Holmes County, Yazoo County go to www.muteh.org or Call 601-960-0557

For Assistance in: Copiah County, Hinds County, Madison County, Rankin County, Warren County contact one of the following:
Reggie Wiggins – 601-665-3648
Precious Berry – 601-720-0167
Cassandra Peterson – 601-665-5040