1. Media Center
  2. News & Updates

City of Huntsville to allocate nearly $364K in emergency funds for homeless

Published on March 9, 2023

The City of Huntsville is allocating $364,000 to help area nonprofits provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Community Development Department will soon distribute FY 2022 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). City Council approved eight resolutions for the grant funding at its regular meeting March 9.

The following Huntsville agencies will receive funds:

  • AshaKiran – $25,000
  • Crisis Services of North Alabama – $30,000
  • Community Action Partnership – $87,000
  • Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #26 – $52,000
  • First Stop – $75,000
  • Family Services Center – $35,000
  • New Futures – $35,000
  • WellStone Behavioral Health – $25,000

First enacted in 1987, the ESG Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with grants to be used for transitional housing, emergency shelter, rental assistance and more. ADECA administers the ESG Program on behalf of HUD.

To learn more about the City’s Community Development Office, click here.