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Using the Emergency Solutions Grant Program for COVID-19 Housing Response


As COVID-19 threatens the economic stability of millions of individuals and families, the need for resources and programs to assist families at risk of experiencing homelessness is more evident than ever. The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program is one tool being used by Community Development practitioners to respond to local housing needs.

During the webinar, Marlisa Grogan from HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs gives an overview of the recent ESG provisions in the CARES Act and the implications for local jurisdictions. We also hear from Richard Cho from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) on how CCEH is helping bridge the gap between this federal program and local efforts to house individuals and prevent homelessness. Callahan Seltzer, LISC's Housing Director, discusses how to integrate the program into a broader housing response strategy.



  • Sara Feierstein, LISC

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