Emergency Housing Vouchers

Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV) provide housing vouchers to individuals and families in Maine who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. EHVs are made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) at 7 housing authorities in Maine through the Maine Continuum of Care (MCoC)

Caribou Housing Authority is one of the seven housing authorities who have been allocated 15 Emergency Housing Vouchers.

Who Is Eligible?

The Emergency Housing Vouchers are to assist individuals or families who are:

  • Experiencing Homeless,
  • At risk of homelessness,
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or
  • Were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability.

How to Apply for an EHV:

If you are a person or family that is experiencing one of the criteria, you may be eligible for an Emergency Housing Voucher. To start the process, you will need to be referred to the program by going to one of the three local partnering agencies and ask for a housing navigator:

1.) Hope & Prosperity Center, Presque Isle

2.) Hope & Justice, Presque Isle; or

3.) Homeless Services of Aroostook, Presque Isle

  • EHV referrals must come primarily through a local CoC’s coordinated entry (CE) system or through other direct referral partners such as VSPs in limited situations.

For more information on Emergency Housing Vouchers,

contact the Caribou Housing Authority