Emergency Solutions Grant Program

The purpose of the grant is to provide prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless (many due to economic crisis) and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.  The funding served as a last resort for those in a shelter, on the street, in transitional housing or in imminent danger of becoming homeless.  All funding benefited households with incomes equal to or less than 50% of the area median income. 

Homelessness Prevention, rent/utility assistance and case management, helped 345 people in 149 households.  Rapid Re-housing, paying deposits, rent/utility and case management. 

All administrative costs were limited to 5% of the grant which was expended by the September 30, 2012 deadline

Eligible Uses of Funds

  • Financial Assistance
  • Housing, Relocation and Stabilization Services
  • Data Collection and Evaluation

Agencies Providing Assistance

Garland Housing Agency
972-205-3393
dwilson@garlandtx.gov

Good Samaritans of Garland
972-276-2263
goodsamaritansofgarland.org


Mount Hebron Urban
Community Housing
972-276-5218
onthemount.org

Urban League of Greater Dallas
214-915-4603
ulgdnctx.org

New Beginning Center
972-276-0243
newbeginningcenter.org

Salvation Army
214-637-8172
salvationarmydfw.org


Housing and Communtiy Services does not provide services to individuals but does provide funding for non-profit service agencies.  If you are in need of assistance, please contact one of the above service agencies.