FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

 Application process opens March 17 for ESG and HOPWA Grants

Atlanta, GA (February 28, 2017) – The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announces the 2017 application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.  The application process will open on Friday, March 17, 2017 and all applications, supporting materials, and organizational documentation will be due on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12noon. 

 

What:              Application process for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

When:             From March 17, 2017 until 12noon on April 17, 2017

Why:               The ESG program is designed to provide housing or service resources with the goal of stable housing outcomes for eligible persons, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The HOPWA Program provides resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low-income persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and persons in their family. 

NOTE: Applicants are able to request log-in information beginning on Friday, March 17, 2017.  The cutoff date for obtaining log-in information for the online system is Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 

 

ESG application information: http://www.dca.ga.gov/housing/specialneeds/programs/esg.asp

 

HOPWA application information: https://www.dca.ga.gov/housing/specialneeds/programs/hopwa.asp

 


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About the Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) partners with communities to create a climate of success for Georgia’s families and businesses through community and economic development, local government assistance, and safe and affordable housing. Using state and federal resources, DCA helps communities spur private job creation, implement planning, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions, and promote volunteerism. DCA also helps qualified low- and moderate-income Georgians buy homes, rent housing, and prevent foreclosure and homelessness. For more information, visit www.dca.ga.gov.