Emergency Solutions Grant
The Emergency Solutions Grant (known as ESG) is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transitions to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act).
The Department of Commerce is a Grantee of HUD and will administer this award for eligible counties and cities that are not direct recipients of HUD.
The purpose of the ESG program is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are experiencing homelessness. The funds under this program are intended to target individuals and families who would be homeless but for this assistance. The funds will provide for a variety of assistance, including: short-term or medium-term Rental Assistance, Housing Search and Placement, and Housing Stability Case Management.
Commerce is currently seeking input on Housing and Community Development needs. The Draft 2014 Action Plan will be available for a 30-day public comment period beginnning March 1, 2014.
Looking for assistance?
Commerce does not provide direct services to people experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of becoming homeless. These links to local service providers and housing authorities will connect you with organizations that can help.