Special Programs & Vouchers

In addition to standard Housing Choice Vouchers, NCCHA also participates in several targeted programs that provide vouchers for clients in special circumstances, including veterans, women fleeing domestic violence, and people in need of emergency housing. These additional programs, along with a few related documents and forms, are detailed below.

Emergency Housing Vouchers 

The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program enables NCCHA to partner directly with our local Continuum of Care organization and state-wide intake process to provide tenant-based voucher assistance to those community members determined most in need of the assistance. EHV referrals must primarily come through the local Coordinated Entry System operated by Housing Alliance Delaware, or through other direct referral partners. 

To find Emergency Housing or Shelter, please contact 833-FIND-BED (346-3233). The waiting list for this program is currently closed. 

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing  

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers, community-based outreach clinics and other resources, utilizing a wrap-around "case management" approach. Learn more about the core program on HUD's website, here.

While NCCHA participates in HUD-VASH, Vouchers for this program originate through the VA or other housing authorities. Are you a veteran looking for housing assistance? Contact a VA medical center near you and mention your interest in HUD-VASH, or find instructions for contacting the National Homeless Veteran Call Center here. Property owners interested in renting to veterans should contact us through the normal process for becoming an HCV Landlord.

Violence Against Women Act  

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law that, in part, provides housing protections for people applying for or living in units subsidized by the federal government and who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, to help keep them safe and reduce their likelihood of experiencing homelessness.