Homeless Services Assistance

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

If you’re in the city of Kansas City, KS, and looking for assistance, please contact United Way 211, they will be able to direct you to an agency according to your needs.

The UG is a recipient of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prevent homelessness, provide services for the homeless or to assist individuals and families in regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis. We allocate the funds to non-profit subrecipients within the Kansas City, KS area.

Eligible Applicants

Request for Proposal Application

Policy & Procedures

ESG is designed to identify sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as those at risk of homelessness, and provide the services necessary to help those persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing as housing crisis and/or homelessness.

All funded agencies are required to follow federal guidelines in the implementation of ESG. The UG has written the following policies and procedures to facilitate agencies in implementing the ESG guidelines as set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Grant Management Materials

The section is for funded ESG agencies only. Agencies are to use the following forms to retain participant’s file information. All participant files must be documented using the forms provided by the UG as outlined on the Participant File Checklist. The Intake, Assessment, and Housing Plan must be completed in HMIS. These documents can be stored electronically or a copy in the participant’s file. Electronic copies must be made available upon demand. Files must also contain case management notes.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness and provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families, and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness (GKCCEH) is the metropolitan area Continuum of Care (CoC) for Jackson County, Missouri, and Wyandotte County, KS.

Monthly Meetings

When: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Time: 9:15 AM-10:30 AM
Location: The Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th St, Kansas City, MO 64105