Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Starts: September 1, 2016
Ends: When funding runs out
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) provides rental assistance to families experiencing homelessness. To be eligible for the grant, a family must meet the following criteria:
- Must have children and are living on the streets; or
- Living in a car; or
- Living in a domestic violence shelter; or
- Living in a motel that is paid by a charitable organization or an agency.
Funds are provided on a needs-basis and consist of security deposit, utility deposit, and up to twelve month’s rental assistance. At the end of the assistance period, if not before, families should be able to pay 100% of the rent.
Case management is required to ensure success of the program and includes monthly assessments, understanding the terms of a lease, household budgeting, debt reduction, savings, and a plan for the future.