Emergency Solutions Grant, Housing Assistance Program, Homelessness Prevention Program EHH

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Assistance Program (HAP), and Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) are collectively referred to as the EHH Program. 

The Emergency Shelter Grant was created in 1991 under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) amended the McKinney Vento Act, revising the Emergency Shelter Grant Program in significant ways and renaming it the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. It is federally administered by HUD. ESG can be used for rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, street outreach, Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS), and administrative costs.

The Homeless Prevention Program is a state program authorized under Wisconsin Statutes § 16.303.  HPP can be used for rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, and administrative costs.

The Housing Assistance Program is a state program authorized under Wisconsin Statutes § 16.306. 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 amended the program and re-named it from the Transitional Housing Program.  Housing Assistance Program funds can be used for housing, support services and administrative costs to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families to independent living.

EHH/ESG-CV Office Hours

DEHCR staff will be holding regular meetings for EHH and ESG-CV. The meetings are open to everyone: lead agencies, subrecipients, coalition members, CoCs, general public, etc. They are times to ask questions about EHH or ESG-CV and receiveupdated information directly from DEHCR.

Office Hours will take place on the first Monday of every month at 3:00 p.m.

To attend a meeting, click the link below or call in with the number provided.

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+1 608-571-2209,,216346022#   United States, Madison

Phone Conference ID: 216 346 022#


Direct any questions to Sarah Isaak at sarah.isaak@wisconsin.gov. ​

***2022-2023 EHH-Application***

ESG-CV Application and Information

ESG-CV Application Instructions

ESG-CV Competitive Application

ESG-CV Federal Notice

ESG-CV Federal Notice Summary

ESG-CV Meetings Q&A

ESG-CV Awards Listing



Rapid Re-Housing programs help homeless persons living on the streets or in an emergency shelter transition as quickly as possible into permanent housing. Once in permanent housing, Rapid Re-Housing programs provide services and short to medium term rental assistance to help such persons achieve housing. 


Homeless Prevention programs help individuals and households who are at risk of homelessness retain housing. 


Street Outreach programs focus on 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. 


Emergency Shelters provide temporary shelter and services designed to increase shelter clients’ stability.  Unless they have been grandfathered in, transitional housing programs are no longer eligible for funding.


HMIS funding is used to operate and contribute data to the Continuum of Care's HMIS or, for victim service providers, an HMIS comparable database.


EHH Program Manager

Department of Administration
Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources
P.O. Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970


ESG Overview 2022


​ESG Office Hours 09/14/20​​​

ESG Office Hours 10/05/20 - ESG-CV Reporting

ESG Office Hours 11/09/20 - ESG Prevention/ESG 2020-21 Revised Payment Requests

​EHH Lead Agencies/CoCs - Monday, February 01, 2021

EHH Lead Agencies/CoC's - Monday, March 01, 2021

EHH Lead Agencies/CoC's - Monday, April 05, 2021

EHH/ESG-CV Office Hours - Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2021-04-05 Meeting Notes

EHH Lead Agencies/CoCs - Monday, May 03, 2021 

2021-05-03 Meeting Notes​​​

EHH/ESG Office Hours​ 05/11/21

EHH/ESG Office Hours 05/19/21

EHH Lead Agencies/CoC's - Monday, June 07, 2021

2021-06 Meeting Notes

EHH/ESG-CV Office Hours 06/08/21

EHH/ESG Office Hours 06/16/21

EHH Lead Agencies/CoCs - Monday, July 06, 2021

EHH/ESG Office Hours 07/13/21

EHH/ESG Office Hours 07/21/21

2021-07 Meeting Notes​​

EHH Lead Agencies/CoCs - Monday, August 02, 2021​

2021-08 Meeting Notes

EHH/ESG Office ​Hours 08/10/21

EHH/ESG Office ​Hours 08/18/21

EHH Lead Agencies/CoCs - Monday, Sept 07, 2021

​EHH/ESG Office ​Hours 09/14/21

​EHH/ESG Office ​Hours 09/15/21

2021-09 Meeting Notes

​Notice CPD-21-08 Summary

EHH Lead Agencies CoCs - Monday, October 04, 2021

2021-10 Meeting Notes​

EHH/ESG Office Hours 10/12/21

EHH/ESG Office Hours 10/20/21

EHH/ESG Office Hours 02/07/22

2022-02 Meeting Notes

EHH/ESG-CV Office Hours 03/07/22

Meeting Notes 03/07/22

EHH/ESG-CV Office Hours 04/04/22​

​Meeting Notes 04/04/22

Meeting Notes 05/02/22

EHH/ESG-CV Office Hours 06/06/22

Homelessness Assistance