Originally, the said program was from the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 that amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Before being called the Emergency Solution Grants Program, it was known as the Emergency Shelter Grants Program (ESG).
Families and individuals who suffer from homelessness continue to face several struggles. As we all know, homes serve as the primary shelter and protection of every individual.
That’s why the Emergency Solutions Grants Program was created, to provide assistance for homeless individuals and families. Moreover, the main goal of the Emergency Solutions Grant is to eradicate homelessness among U.S individuals.