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.
Please Contact These Providers Directly for Eligibility and Availability:
- South Bay Community Services (619) 420-3620
- Crisis House (619) 444-1194
- Interfaith Community Services (760) 489-6380
- Catholic Charities (619) 231-2828x103
- Salvation Army Door of Hope (858) 279-1100
- San Diego Youth Services (619) 325-3527
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:
Megan O'Dowd (858) 694-4804 | email