ESG Resources: Understanding and Implementing the Interim Rule


National Alliance to End Homelessness

Solutions Brief | November 23, 2011

Files: Implementing the New ESG - PPT Slides

On December 5, HUD published in the Federal Register the interim rule for the new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. The new ESG program adds expanded prevention and rapid re-housing as eligible activities to the Emergency Shelter Grant. A second fiscal year 2011 allocation will be released to communities shortly to implement the new rule.

On November 29, the Alliance hosted a webinar on the interim ESG rule, its impacts, and lessons learned from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) that can be applied to the new ESG program. A recording of the webinar is available here, along with a copy of the PowerPoint slides used during the webinar.

In order to help communities implement the new ESG rule and maximize the impact of limited prevention and rapid re-housing resources, the Alliance has compiled a number of resources that may be helpful.

HEARTH Regulations

Coordinated and Centralized Assessment Resources:

Rapid Re-Housing Resources:

Prevention Resources:

Diversion Resources:

Coordinating with Mainstream Resources: