Emergency Solutions Grant Services

Through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Pathways is able to provide financial support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or 'at risk' of experiencing homelessness.

Guidelines for ESG Services

Through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Pathways is able to provide financial support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or "at risk" of experiencing homelessness. 

All ESG enrollments must be part of the Coordinated Entry System. If you are experiencing homelessness or facing eviction you should call Coordinated Entry at 1-800-664-1349, or one of the local options on the flyer. All ESG services are provided in accordance with all non-discrimination and Fair Housing laws. 

Eligibility Guidelines

Homeless Prevention

  • The total household income must be below 30% Area Median Income (AMI) for initial acceptance into the program.  

  • Individual or family must be at 'imminent risk of losing housing' to be eligible. 

  • Single member households without a verifiable source of income will not be accepted.

  • At each 3 month re-certification, all clients must be at or below 30% AMI to remain eligible.

Rapid Rehousing

  • There are no income requirements for the initial acceptance into the program.

  • Individual or family must be literally homeless to be eligible. 

  • At each 3 month re-certification, all clients must be at or below 30% AMI to remain eligible.

 

What ESG Covers

Financial assistance can be provided for the following under both HP and RR components, as long as the client is NOT receiving assistance from other public sources: 

  • Moving costs

  • Security deposit

  • Last month's rent

  • Utility deposit

  • Utility payments

  • Rent, application fees

  • Rental arrears

  • Utility arrears