Prior to the pandemic, the Pulaski County Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program averaged approximately 43 calls per month for rental assistance. Since April, the program has seen a massive increase of people seeking housing assistance through the county’s rapid rehousing and homeless prevention programs. By the last week of August, the program received a total of 206 calls; a 379% increase in requests for rental assistance.
The ESG program received approximately $126,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the CARES Act to assist county communities.
Below is a breakdown of the funding:
Emergency Solutions Grant Program 2019-2020
Emergency Solutions Grant Program 2020-2021
Homeless Prevention- $30,000
Rapid Rehousing- $20,000
Emergency Solutions Grant Program, Cares Act Funding
Homeless Prevention- $25,000
Rapid Rehousing- $50,000
Anyone needing assistance is urged to leave a message at 501-340-8399.