Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG): $448,340
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is a federally funded program awarded to the State through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Eligible components of the ESG Program are Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Homeless Prevention, Rapid Re‐Housing, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and administrative costs (capped at 5.0 percent). ESG activities work towards the goal of creating a suitable living environment and providing decent housing. ESG funding can be used to effectively stabilize people in housing because rents can be paid for up to 24 months out of a 36 month period. The population served with ESG funds is individuals and families that are homeless, formally homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
The amount received in FY 2012/2013 is $448,340; this represents 82 percent increase or $201,630 from FY 2011/2012 allocation. ESG funds are awarded to Broward County Housing Finance and Community Development Division in collaboration with the County’s Homeless Initiatives Partnership Office and the City of Fort Lauderdale based on the population and housing conditions that exists.
Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA): $9,482,644
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, known as HOPWA, is funded through a grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) to provide resources and incentives for meeting the housing needs of persons with AIDS or HIV related diseases. The City of Fort Lauderdale serves as the administrator of the formula grant-funded HOPWA program for the entire geographical area of Broward County. Persons who are low income (80 percent of median income as established by HUD) and have received an HIV/AIDS diagnosis are eligible for assistance under HOPWA.
HOPWA funds are to be used as a bridge to assist low income families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are at risk of losing their housing because of HIV-related expenses or emergencies to become self-sufficient. The following services are provided: (1) facility based housing; (2) short-term, rent mortgage & utilities; (3) tenant rental vouchers/client based; (4) project-based rental assistance; (5) housing case management/support services; and, (6) homeless management information system (HMIS). The amount received in FY 2012/2013 is $9,482,644; this represents a two percent increase or $176,897 from FY 2011/2012 allocation. Under federal regulations governing HOPWA, administrative costs cannot exceed three percent of the annual HOPWA allocation to administer the program locally.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES CHART:
- HOPWA: $9,482,644
- Program Planning and Administration: $4,908,127
- ESG: $448,340
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