Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Orange County to Provide More than 1,000 Emergency Housing Vouchers

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Orange County, Calif. is rolling out a new housing plan that will offer more than 1,000 emergency housing vouchers (EHV) to homeless and vulnerable individuals. The board of supervisors is set to approve multiple contracts during its July 27 meeting with various non-profits that will distribute 529 vouchers. The certificates provide ongoing rental assistance for eligible households. Individuals and families that receive EHVs will have their rent paid to the landlord directly by the local housing authority. “Households can utilize the emergency housing voucher for as long as they are eligible,” while also undergoing an annual recertification process, Andrea Dima-Smith, an Orange County policy adviser, told The Epoch Times. The county’s allocation, if approved, will be contracted with the Mercy House, which has 220 participants; PATH, which has 201 participants; Families Forward, which has 54 participants; and Human Options, which has 54 participants, at a total cost of about $11 million. Individual cities will also distribute the housing certificates. Anaheim’s …

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