The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is designed to identify sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as those at risk of homelessness, and provide the services necessary to help those persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.
The ESG Program provides funds to:
ESG Program funds may be used for one or more of the five program components:
The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, including major revisions to the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, which became the ESG Program.
On December 5, 2011, HUD published in the Federal Register the Emergency Solutions Grant Interim Rule which revises the regulations for the Emergency Shelter Grant Program by establishing the regulations for the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. A copy of this rule, as well as other ESG documents, are available on the ESG Resources page.
2019-2020 ESG Competitive Application will open in the Universal Funding Application on April 11, 2019.
2019 ESG Application Overview Webinar
2019 ESG Application Overview Webinar Slides
Rapid Rehousing Core Components
Rapid Rehousing Benchmarks and Standards (Standards begin on page 5)
Rapid Rehousing Toolkit
Low-Barrier Emergency Shelter
Emergency Shelter Learning Series
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort,
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711