Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Prevention Funds
Through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), CSS can aid households through two main programs: (1) Homeless Prevention and (2) Rapid Re-Housing.
- Rapid Re-Housing provides short-term to medium-term rental assistance for households experiencing literal homelessness, which is defined by HUD as those living in places not meant for human habitation. This includes emergency shelter and unsheltered homelessness. To access these funds, a household must call their community’s Coordinated Entry System (CES).
- Homeless Prevention provides financial assistance (rental arrears, utility payments, rental assistance, moving assistance, etc.) for households who are defined by HUD as at-risk for homelessness. This means that a household must either have a court judgment of eviction or a 14 or 30-day notice to vacate, and be under 30% of the Area Median Income. Again, to access these funds, a household must call their community’s Coordinated Entry System (CES).
Fall River: 774-520-2555
New Bedford: 508-999-4757
If you’d like to learn more about the Emergency Solutions Grant, and the eligibility criteria, please contact Sheila Chasse, Director of Housing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.