Summary and Analysis of the Interim ESG Rule

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Federal Policy Brief | December 22, 2011

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On November 15, 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released an interim rule for the new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, which was officially published in the Federal Register on December 5. The interim rule implements changes made by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009.

This brief summarizes key aspects of the interim ESG rule, including:

  • Overview and Rationale for Interim Rule;
  • Timing;
  • Definitions
  • Eligible Activities;
  • Administrative Costs;
  • Centralized or Coordinated Assessment;
  • Case Management;
  • Immediate Implementation of Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Activities;
  • Changes to the Consolidated Plan; and
  • Coordination with Other Systems and HUD Resources.