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The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Transitional Housing Program (THP), and Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) are collectively referred to as the ETH 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 Transitional Housing Program is a state program authorized under Wisconsin Statutes § 16.306. THP can be used for transitional housing and administrative costs.

 

***2016-2017 ETH Application***

 

COMPONENTS

RAPID RE-HOUSING
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. 

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

STREET OUTREACH
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 SHELTER
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
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.


CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail to submit invoices
E-mail for help

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


QUICK GUIDES & REFERENCES 

Guidance on ETH Case Management
Lead Agency Responsibilities
HEARTH Homelessness Definition Training PPT
Income Determination & Documentation
Eligibility for ESG Programs by Component
Homeless Definition & Recordkeeping Requirements
Rent Reasonableness and Fair Market Rent



REPORT SCHEDULE
Reporting Checklist for the 2016-17 ETH Grant Year


MANUALS

ETH Desk Guide


Regulation
24 CFR §576—Emergency Solutions Grant


CLIENT FILE CHECKLIST

Emergency Shelter
Outreach
Prevention
Rapid Re-Housing


MONITORING

Prevention Program Client File
Rapid Re-Housing Programs Client File
Emergency Shelter Program Client File
Shelter Monitoring Standards
Lead Agency Questionnaire
Best Practices in Financial Management
Desk Monitoring Questionnaire
On-site Monitoring Questionnaire (DOA uses these forms to monitor grant recipients)
Emergency Shelter Questionnaire
Prevention Questionnaire
Rapid Re-Housing Questionnaire
Street Outreach Questionnaire
Transitional Housing Questionnaire
Street Outreach Client File


FORMS

Habitability Standards Certification
Budget Amendment Form
Section 3 Report (Instructions)
Contract Administrator & Program Contacts Form
Financial Closeout ETH Report
Homeless Verification Form


HMIS & POINT-IN-TIME

Institute for Community Alliances


OTHER IMPORTANT WEB SITES

HUD Exchange
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum
Milwaukee City & County Continuum of Care
Madison/Dane Continuum of Care
Racine City & County Continuum of Care


ETH PREVENTION AND RE-HOUSING PROGRAM CONTACTS

Contact Sheet