EHH Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP), and Housing Assistance Program (HAP) are collectively referred to as the EHH Program. ​​

The Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) was created in 1991 under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) amended the McKinney Vento Act, revising the Emergency Shelter Grant Program in significant ways and renaming it the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. It is federally administered by HUD. ESG can be used for rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, emergency shelter, street outreach, Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS), and administrative costs.

The Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) is a state program authorized under Wisconsin Statutes § 16.303. HPP can be used for rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, and administrative costs.

​The Housing Assistance Program (HAP) is a state program authorized under Wisconsin Statutes § 16.306. 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 amended the program and re-named it from the Transitional Housing Program. HAP funds can be used for housing costs, supportive services, and administrative costs to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families to independent living.

​Eligible Activit​ies​

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter programs provide temporary shelter and supportive services to households experiencing homelessness.  

Homelessness Prevention

Homelessness Prevention programs help households who are at risk of homelessness regain stability in their current housing, or move into other permanent housing, through a combination of rental assistance and supportive services.​

Rapid Re-Housing

Rapid Re-Housing programs help households experiencing homelessness move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing through a combination of rental assistance and supportive services.

Street Outreach

Street Outreach programs focus on locating, identifying, and building relationships with households experiencing unsheltered homelessness for the purpose of providing immediate support, intervention, and connections with homeless assistance programs, mainstream social services, and housing programs. ​ 

Homeless Management Information System​ (HMIS)

HMIS funding is used to operate and contribute data to HMIS or, for victim service providers, an HMIS-comparable database.​​

Meeting Notes & Grantee Updates

Meetings and Updates​​​​​​​​​

Program Manual​​s

ESG/HPP Program Manual 2023

HAP Program Manual 2023

Application for Funding

Application and Instructions

Program Forms

Progra​​​m Administration ​​

EHH Lead Agency Quarterly Performance Report

EHH Financial Closeout Report

ESG Habitability Standards_Shelter

​Client Fi​les​​

ESG Client File Checklist 2023_Emergency Shelter

ESG Client File Checklist 2023_Street Outreach

ESG/HPP Client File Checklist 2023_Rapid Re-Housing

ESG/HPP Client File Checklist 2023_Homelessness Prevention

HAP Client File Checklist 2023

Motel Voucher Eligibility

ESG Habitability Standards_Housing

HUD Form 5380_Notice of Occupancy Rights Under VAWA

HUD Form 5382_Certification of VAWA Incident

HUD Form 91067_VAWA Lease Addendum

Lead Based Paint Disclosure Form

Lead Safety Pamphlet_English

Lead Safety Pamphlet_Spanish

Monitoring Materials

DEHCR Monitoring Questionnaire 2024_ESG/HPP

DEHCR Monitoring Questionnaire 2024_ESG/HPP_New Agency​

DEHCR Monitoring Questionnaire 2024_HAP Lead Agency

DEHCR Monitoring Questionnaire 2024_HAP Project​

DEHCR Monitoring Questionnaire 2024_HMIS Lead Agency

DEHCR Monitoring Results Checklist 2024_ESG/HPP

DEHCR Monitoring Results Checklist 2024_ESG/HPP_New Agency

DEHCR Monitoring Results Checklist 2024_HAP Lead Agency

DEHCR Monitoring Results Checklist 2024_HAP Project

DEHCR Monitoring Results Checklist 2024​_HMIS Lead Agency​

Reference​​ Materials

Rental Assistance Checklist Flow Chart​​

ESG Overview

ESG Federal Regulation_24 CFR 576

CPD Income Eligibility Calculator

HUD Fair Market Rent

HUD Income Limits (for ESG limits, select "Tables for HUD 30% Income Limits")

Homeless Eligibility by Component

Homeless Definitions







Partner Agencies

Institute for Community Alliances (HMIS Lead Agency)

​Madison/Dane County Continuum of Care

Milwaukee City & County Continuum of Care

Racine City & County Continuum of Care​

Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care

Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

National Alliance to End Homelessness​

HUD Exchange​

Contact Information​

​Questions about the EHH program can be directed to Sarah Isaak (Grants Specialist-Adv) at:​

Telephone: (608) 261-6256
Mailing Address: Department of Administration
                                 Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources
                                 P.O. Box 7970
                                 Madison, WI 53707-7970​

A list of supportive housing services by county can be found on this website at What Assistance is Availble to Me?

If you have questions about supportive housing services (such as emergency shelter or rental assistance) for yourself or someone else, email