The Emergency Solutions Grant is a federal program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to assist people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.
Local governments (not to include local public housing authorities)
Nonprofit service agencies
Periodic competitive application
May be a Combined application with Emergency Solutions Grant and Shelter Assistance Fund programs
Please note that individuals may not apply directly to the Iowa Finance Authority for assistance. If you are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless, the best place to start is the Coordinated Entry system.
In most of Iowa, call (833) 739-0065 or email. In Des Moines and Polk County, call Centralized Intake at (515) 248-1850.
General information about service agencies can be found at www.HouseIowa.org