ETH, which is the acronym for ESG, THP and HPP strives to help homeless individuals and families who are literally homeless or who are at risk of homelessness. The goals of the program are as follows:
- Broaden existing emergency shelter and homelessness prevention activities
- Emphasize Rapid Re-Housing
- Help people quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness
- Support more coordinated and effective data collection, performance measurement, and program evaluation
This is funding and programming for individuals and households who are literally homeless. It is to help homeless persons living on the streets or in an emergency shelter transition as quickly as possible into permanent housing, and then, to help such persons achieve stability in that housing. Ideally these projects will be consolidated into as few providers within a local continuum of care as possible. However, it is appropriate for a local continuum of care to decide, for example, that each shelter should receive funding to help clients transition into permanent, stable housing. NOTE: This is money is for relocation coming out of shelters. It is a priority for HUD that rapid re-housing projects be established.
This is funding and programming for individuals and households who are not yet literally homeless. This is not money for people who have already entered the shelter or motel voucher system. There should be only one service provider for eviction prevention financial subsidies which include payment of utilities, arrears and rent within each geographic area. For most continua this would mean one service provider for the entire continuum. Financial services like housing stability case management, mediation and legal services may go to multiple agencies, though local continua should strive to consolidate these services such that they are unduplicated. Ideally, housing stability case management should be provided from the same agency or agencies providing the financial subsidies.
This is funding and programming related to locating, identifying and building relationships with unsheltered homeless people for the purpose of providing immediate support, intervention, and connections with homeless assistance programs and/or mainstream social services and housing programs.
This is funding for projects that provide temporary shelter and services related to providing that shelter and increasing shelter clients’ stability. Unless it has been grandfathered in, transitional housing programs are no longer eligible for funding.
HOMELESS MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (HMIS)
This is funding and programming related to the operation of the HMIS. The HMIS must comply with HUD’s standards on participation, data collection and reporting under the 2004 HUD Data Standards and Technical Notice; the March 2010 Revised Data Standards Notice; and any other notice published by HUD during the contracted period for activity. This funding cannot be used to pay for license fees.
E-mail to submit invoices
E-mail for help
Tanya Iverson (608) 267-2933
Department of Administration
Division of Housing
P.O. Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707
Desk Guide and Program Requirements for 2012-13 ETH
24 CFR §576—Emergency Solutions Grants Program LEGISLATION
REPORTING SCHEDULE LEGISLATION
Reporting and Activity Schedule for the 2013-14 ETH Grant
QUICK GUIDES & REFERENCES
Record Keeping Responsibilities
Permanent Housing Standards
ServicePoint Data Entry Protocols
Quick Guide to Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
Lead Agency Responsibilities
CLIENT FILE CHECKLIST
Client File Checklist – OUTREACH
Client File Checklist – SHELTER
Client File Checklist– RAPID RE-HOUSING
Client File Checklist – PREVENTION
IMPLEMENTING HEARTH - SUPPORT DOCUMENTS AND IMPORTANT LINKS
Guidance on ESG Case Management
HEARTH Homelessness Definition Training PPT
Quick Guide to Prevention and Re-Housing Program Requirements
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Rapid Re-Housing Programs
Best Practices in Financial Management
General Cross Cutting Monitoring Forms (DOA uses these forms to monitor grant recipients)
Habitability Standards Certification
Budget Amendment Form
Point in Time Follow-Up Survey
Section 3 Summary Report HUD Form 60002
Identification of Contract Administrator's Form
Division of Housing Financial Closeout 2012-13 ETH Report
Homeless Verification Form
HMIS & POINT-IN-TIME
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Domestic Violence Guidelines
Domestic Violence Agency Reporting Form
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