NJ allocated $2.49 million to prevent homelessness
The new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) regulations released by HUD on November 15, 2011, replaced the old Emergency Shelter Grant Program and provides more flexible funding to focus on prevention and rapid re-housing activities.
The priorities of ESG are:
- Broaden existing emergency shelter and homelessness prevention activities.
- Emphasize Rapid Re-Housing.
- Help people quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.
- Enhance alignment of ESG regulations with other HUD programs – including CDBG, HOME, and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.
- Support more coordinated and effective data collection, performance measurement, and program evaluation.
Click here for the HUD PowerPoint
Over the next ten days Monarch Housing will be providing information on the ESG program. The posts will focus on one section at a time. The order of the posts will be:
- Consolidated Plan
- ESG General Provisions
- ESG Eligible Activities
- ESG Award & Use of Funds
- ESG Reallocations
- ESG Program Requirements
- ESG grant administration
The additional allocations of the second round of funding for New Jersey by entitlement community were:
|Location||Amount of Second FY2011 Allocation|
|NEW JERSEY STATE PROGRAM||$ 906,078|
|UNION COUNTY||$ 133,247|
|BERGEN COUNTY||$ 268,039|
|CAMDEN COUNTY||$ 64,994|
|ESSEX COUNTY||$ 155,203|
|HUDSON COUNTY||$ 93,062|
|MIDDLESEX COUNTY||$ 47,845|
|MONMOUTH COUNTY||$ 74,473|
|MORRIS COUNTY||$ 55,922|
|JERSEY CITY||$ 161,932|