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The New ESG: Using the Lessons of HPRP and Other Initiatives to Inform ESG Implementation
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Federal Policy Brief | January 6, 2012
Files: PDF | 329 KB | 6 pagesThe new regulations for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program add rapid re-housing and more robust prevention to the traditional shelter and prevention activities that were part of the Emergency Shelter Grant.
The new ESG program offers a great opportunity to improve homeless assistance — continuing some of the successful initiatives funded by HPRP and also developing community-wide rapid re-housing strategies. At the same time, it comes at a time of great fiscal challenges. To have a meaningful impact on homelessness, the new ESG program will have to be implemented carefully.
The Alliance has been investigating how HPRP and other initiatives were implemented in numerous communities. This brief distills those findings into six recommendations for implementing the new ESG program:
Click here to download the entire brief.