The ESG program is a component of the state's Continuum of Care system designed to alleviate homelessness in Brownsville. ESG programs enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent living by providing emergency housing, supportive services, and housing assistance. ESG funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis and administered by the City of Brownsville.
The general goals of this funding are consistent with those established by HUD and are intended to benefit people at risk of homelessness or homeless.
Expand economic opportunities
Provide decent housing
Provide a suitable living environment
Eligible activities funded under ESG include the following:
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
Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless