Emergency Solutions Grant

The purpose of the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program is to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. ESG provides grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to states, metropolitan cities, urban counties and U.S. territories to support homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, street outreach, and rapid rehousing. The City of Detroit uses Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, as a match for these funds through the Homeless Public Service Competition.

Through these two programs, the City of Detroit provides grants to qualified subrecipients to administer services to individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Awards are made on an annual basis.