Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

ESG Goals

ESG is focused on housing for homeless and at risk households. It provides temporary financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services to individuals and families who are homeless or would be homeless but for this assistance.

Our program is intended to target two populations of persons facing housing stability:

1) individuals and families who are currently in housing but are at risk of becoming homeless
2) Individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness (residing in an emergency shelter or transitional shelters or on the street) and need temporary assistance in order to obtain housing and retain it.

Note: ESG is not a mortgage assistance program
Note: Meeting with a case manager and/or turning in an application does not guarantee your qualification or delivery of services.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is limited to the following activities:
  • Rental Assistance
  • Security Deposits
  • Utility Deposits
  • Utility Payments

Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services

  • Case Management
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Housing search and placement

Requirement for Assistance

  • Valid photo identification & social security numbers for all adults in the household. Must be legal residents.
  • Birth certificates & social security cards for all children in the household.
  • Proof of all income, including child support, unemployment compensation, and wages are required. Must be 30% below Area Median Income guidelines.
  • If receiving Food Stamps, Disability, TANF, SSI, or other cash benefit assistance, a benefit letter will be required.
  • Proof of need: Court Ordered Eviction notice or a letter certifying homelessness from a homeless shelter.
  • There are other federal requirements that you will be notified of through the case manager.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday 8:00 am till noon & 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Arnoldo Nunez, Caseworker San Juan at 956-702-4088
Ana Rodriguez, Caseworker Brownsville at 956-541-0220