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Public Comment Open For: Emergency Solutions Grants Written Standards

January 08, 2018 | March 21, 2018

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) welcomes public comment on draft updates to the “Emergency Solutions Grants Program Written Standards.”  These Standards provide guidance and information for the distribution of funds flowing from the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program for the City and County of Los Angeles, as well as all participating entitlement jurisdictions which adopt the Standards of the Los Angeles Continuum of Care.  This policy dictates how to plan, utilize, assess, and report information on ESG funds for all eligible activities around outreach, shelter improvement, shelter operations, rapid re-housing, and homelessness prevention.

The draft policy is available for review here.  The public comment period will be open through January 17, 2018 at 12:00PM.  Please click here to share your feedback on the ESG Written Standards.

Background
Sub-recipients of ESG funding must either develop their own, federally-compliant Written Standards for ESG programs or abide by those of a regionally-relevant Continuum of Care (CoC).  This policy is an update to the existing LA CoC ESG Written Standards, which were last updated in 2015.  The 2018 update includes revised language, document structure, and new provisions to reflect housing protections mandated by the federal Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA).

About the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA)
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $243 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless people.

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