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Emergency Solutions Grant Program

Do you know anyone that may need help with paying their housing or utilities?  Contact us for more information on the Emergency Solutions Grant Program.

The purpose of the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. These Rapid Re-Housing and Prevention financial support services are offered to individuals and families in Ontario, Seneca and Yates Counties.

This program can help individuals and families that:

  • are homeless

  • are at risk of homelessness

  • who are at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). 

  • need housing assistance

  • need help with security deposits

  • need help with utility payments

  • need help with moving costs

  • need help with motel and hotel vouchers

  • fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence


Ineligible expenses for both Rapid Rehousing and Prevention include:

  • furniture, food, supplies for participant apartments

  • on-going cleaning services for participant apartments

  • participant debt such as medical bills

  • credit card payments

  • vehicle repair or payments

  • pet care

  • direct payments to participants

  • motel room rental (quarantining would be eligible under shelter)

  • rental assistance to any housing project which is already subsidizing rent, (security deposits are eligible if unavailable elsewhere). *Remember, you can pay 100% of rent.


For more eligibility information, please contact your local Department of Social Services. 


ESG Partnerships Contact Numbers:

Department of Social Services:

  Ontario County - Canandaigua - 585-396-4060

Ontario County - Geneva - 315-789-1767

Seneca County - 315-539-1800

Yates County - 315-536-5100



Community Partners by County:



FLACRA - 315-719-7309

Catholic Charaties - 315-789-2235 ext 114

LawNY - 315-781-1465



FLACRA -315-719-7309

LawNY- 315-781-1465



FLACRA - 315-719-7309 

LawNY - 315-781-1465

Keuka Housing Council - 315-536-8707


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