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Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Program

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A federal program administered by HUD to improve the quality of existing emergency shelters for the homeless and funds creation of new additional shelters. It also covers shelter operating costs, provides social services to homeless people and supports homelessness prevention programs. ESG can also provide short-term assistance to persons at imminent risk of losing their own housing due to eviction, foreclosure or utility shutoffs.