- Guides HUD entitlement spending
- Responds to community needs
- Outlines achievable, measurable goals
- Supports established City goals related to housing and community development
Every May, the Neighborhood Development Department also submits an Action Plan to HUD that details what activities the City plans to accomplish that year. Neighborhood Development reports back to HUD on its yearly accomplishments by submitting a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) in September each year.
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program replaces the Emergency Shelter Grants program. It also expands eligible activities to now include homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing components.
ESG funds are available for five program components:
- Street outreach
- Emergency shelter
- Homelessness prevention
- Rapid re-housing assistance
- Data collection through the Homeless Management Information System.