HUD officially published the regulations for the new Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program in today’s Federal Register. The regulations will go into effect in 30 days, on January 4. Public comments will be due in 60 days, on February 3, 2012. Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. The final regulation on defining “homeless” was also officially published in the Federal Register today, and those changes will also go into effect on January 4, 2012.
On November 29, 2011, the Alliance hosted a webinar on the new interim Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) regulations. The webinar featured presentations from
Norm Suchar, Director of Capacity Building for the Alliance, and
Kimberly Mitchell, Administrator for the Homeless and Special Needs Department of Memphis, Tennessee.
Panelists discussed, among other things, lessons learned from the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) that can be implemented into community homeless systems using new ESG resources. The recorded webinar and PowerPoint slides, as well as relevant Alliance materials are posted here.
For technical questions about ESG, participants should contact the HUD Virtual Help Desk through HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange. All other questions relevant to the webinar itself can be sent to the Alliance’s Center for Capacity Building or you can send us an email.
Additional resources that The Alliance has compiled to help communities implement the new ESG rule and maximize the impact of limited prevention and rapid re-housing resources include: