About ESG

​The Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) Program assists people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.

The annual competition for State ESG funds is facilitated by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), however, units of local government (cities, counties, and territories) may apply to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) independently if they choose. Communities which have a city, county or territory ESG recipient may apply under a local competition under that ESG Recipient. Recipients then subgrant their ESG funds to provide: Emergency Shelter, Street Outreach, Rapid Re-housing, and Homelessness Prevention activities in their communities.

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