Emergency Solutions Grant
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is funded through the Homeless Emergency and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 and designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to prevent homelessness and to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent living.
The goal of the program is to eliminate homelessness in general and provides funds to shelter homeless individuals and prevent homelessness among families and individuals.
The Program is administered by community based organizations located throughout the County and provides funding to:
Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
Help operate these shelters;
Provide essential services to shelter residents;
Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families; and
Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless
Eligibility and assistance is provided through seven different agencies under contract with the County:
ESG Service Providers Contact List
For access to service providers not funded directly through the County, dial 211 for a homeless assistance operator, or visit the following website:
San Bernardino County 2-1-1
The ESG Program works in collaboration with the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership and the Veterans Administration VASH Program offered through the San Bernardino County Housing Authority.
For Information on these programs please visit the following websites:
San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership
Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Homeless Veterans
(909) 825-7084 ext 6085 or 6071
(800) 741-8387 ext 6085 or 6071