The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Through EHV, HUD is providing housing choice vouchers to local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs).

The Clearwater Housing Authority is limited to 29 emergency housing vouchers that will be issued to eligible families through a referral process only. Families must meet one of the following criteria that will be determined by the local Continuum of Care:

  • 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

Clearwater Housing Authority (CHA) can only issue an EHV from eligible referrals received from the Continuum of Care partners. Those referrals will be families that have been assessed and are currently listed on a Coordinated Entry waitlist.

If you are homeless, please visit the Homeless Leadership Alliance website for homeless resources at www.pinellashomeless.org.

If you are at risk of homelessness, please call 211.

For more information regarding the EHV program, please visit the following link: https://www.hud.gov/EHV.


Mainstream vouchers are tenant-based vouchers that serve a special population of households that include an adult non-elderly person(s) with disabilities.
An adult, non-elderly person(s) with disabilities is defined as a person with disabilities who is at least 18 years of age and not yet 62 years of age.
A family MUST be an active applicant on Clearwater Housing Authority’s  Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List to be eligible for a Mainstream Voucher. The HCV Waiting List is currently closed and is not accepting new applications.


Clearwater Housing Authority’s (CHA) Project Based Voucher Program serves homeless families with children. Only families with a maximum of four (4) household members are eligible. The property site name and address is Goldsmith Gardens, 1520 N. Saturn Ave., Clearwater,FL 33755. The property has eleven (11) two (2)-bedroom units. If you meet the criteria above, you must contact Hope Villages of America for unit availability.

Hope Villages of America

Physical Address: 1552 S. Myrtle Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone:  727.446.5964

Clearwater Housing Authority can only issue Project-Based Vouchers when units are available at the property listed above and by receiving a direct referral from an applicable agency. The referral must verify eligibility criteria.