EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program

If you are experiencing a housing crisis, please go to the City of Pittsburgh's HARP website for a list of resources: https://pittsburghpa.gov/harp/ 

The purpose of the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is to assist individuals and families in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.

Recipients, which can be state governments, metropolitan cities, urban counties and U.S. territories receive ESG funds from HUD and make these funds available to eligible subrecipients, which can be either local government agencies or private nonprofit organizations. Subrecipients that want to operate the homeless assistance and/or homelessness prevention projects must apply for ESG funds through the governmental recipient, not directly through HUD.

ESG funds are available for five program components: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance and data collection through the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Recipients also receive administration funds with a statutory cap of 7.5 percent.  Local government recipients may carry out all ESG activities directly, whereas state recipients may only carry out activities related to administrative costs and HMIS.

For general questions regarding the ESG program please contact Kelly Russell at kelly.russell@pittsburghpa.gov with related questions.


2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Applications

The application for 2020 ESG program has closed.

If you have questions on the application, please contact Elizabeth Daniels-Totten at 412-255-0740 or Elizabeth.Daniels-Totten@PittsburghPA.gov