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What Is The Emergency Shelter Grants Program?

What Is The Emergency Shelter Grants Program?

Searching for emergency shelter grants but don’t know where to look? Look into The Emergency Shelter Grants Program (now known as the Emergency Solutions Grants Program) to see if you’re eligible to receive financial aid or assistance with housing. Read on to learn about the program, eligibility requirements, and more.

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What is the Emergency Shelter Grants Program?

The Emergency Shelter Grants Program was revised to the Emergency Solutions Grants Program by the Hearth Act. This program provides funding in order to:

  • Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families
  • Operate these shelters
  • Provide essential social services to shelter residents
  • Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless
  • Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families

Please note, this program provides funding to metropolitan cities, urban counties, territories, and states. It does not fund individuals.

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Two women hugging after seeking help via programs that benefit from the Emergency Shelter Grants Program.
By Unsplash user Erika Giraud.

Am I eligible for the Emergency Shelter Grants Program?

Unfortunately, since this program only provides funding to cities, counties, territories, and states. Individual people or families cannot apply for benefits.

However, you can use this official U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website link to input your location and keywords to help you find a shelter near you. This is how individuals can indirectly receive help from the Emergency Shelter Grants Program.

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You can also click here to read about the 7 things you should know about homeless shelters.

This link has information on how to find homeless shelters near you.

If you are seeking shelter from domestic violence, use this link to read an article about the 3 things you should know about domestic violence shelters.

You can also check this article to see if you are eligible for any hardship grants.

I have more questions about finding help!

Don’t worry, we have even more articles you may be interested in.

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As a third-year English major with years of researching and writing experience, Chloe uses her experience and her passion for helping others to help you get the financial aid you deserve.