NJ allocated $2.49 million to prevent homelessness
The new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) regulations released by HUD on November 15, 2011, replaced the old Emergency Shelter Grant Program and provides more flexible funding to focus on prevention and rapid re-housing activities.
The priorities of ESG are:
Broaden existing emergency shelter and homelessness prevention activities.
Emphasize Rapid Re-Housing.
Help people quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.
Enhance alignment of ESG regulations with other HUD programs – including CDBG, HOME, and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.
Support more coordinated and effective data collection, performance measurement, and program evaluation.