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Emergency Solutions Grants

Annually, the City of San José receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. This program is designed to identify sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as those at risk of homelessness, and provide the services necessary to help them quickly regain stability in permanent housing.

Grantees are generally selected through a competitive process and provide such services as homeless outreach, shelter for families and victims of domestic violence, and rental assistance.

Eligible Recipients & Program Components

For Eligible Recipients and other Program Components, please refer to the HUD Exchange.

For more information please call us at (408) 793-5520 or send an email to

Funded Projects for FY 2019-20

Service Provider Project Name Funding Amount Description
Bill Wilson Center Supportive Services and Rapid Rehousing $247,761 The Homeless Prevention Program provides the support needed for low-income households and individuals to remain permanently housed. The Program provides deposit and rental support, as well as relocation assistance and stabilization services. The Program will work in conjunction with and/or enhance existing County homeless prevention programs, including the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN).
County of Santa Clara, Office of Supportive Housing HMIS $150,000 The project supports the use of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), including software licensing, user training, data quality monitoring, reporting, regular maintenance and upgrades. HMIS SCC allows service providers to better coordinate client services and collect uniform data without duplication of technology, expense, or expertise.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) Strategic Street Outreach Program $409,494 The program includes a dedicated community outreach and mobile case management team in downtown San José. Services include engagement and assessment, case management, and permanent housing location, placement, and retention activities.

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