Community Development

Emergency Solutions Grant


The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to prevent homelessness and to help homeless people move toward safe and healthy living.

  • ESG funds can be used by emergency shelter operators and other service providers for activities such as street outreach, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing and data collection.
  • Each year, we receive ESG funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There are four programs in San Diego County currently funded with ESG funds.

  • The County, as the Administrative Entity for the Continuum of Care Allocation, also receives funding from the State of California to carry out the State ESG program in the San Diego region.


 Emergency Solutions Grant

Please Contact These Providers Directly for Eligibility and Availability:




The first step in getting entered into the coordinated entry system is to have an assessment called the VI-SPDAT Completed. Assessment centers can be found here


Learn more: HUD ESG Regulations

For more information about the Emergency Solutions Grant program, please contact:

   Nicole Aguilar   (619) 694-7234


Additional Resources:

Housing Resource Directory it provides information regarding affordable housing, as well as valuable social services contacts throughout the County. 

Please call 211 or visit if you need a place to stay tonight or in the
near future.