Emergency Shelter Grant Funds

The Emergency Shelter Grants Program (ESG) is authorized by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 as amended (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11371 et seq.). The City of Laredo, Community Development Department is the administering agency for this program. Funds are made available on an annual basis to local homeless service providers based on a demonstrated need. Emergency Shelter Grant funds may be used for operations and maintenance of a homeless shelter, homeless prevention, essential support services and renovation/rehabilitation activities in connection with emergency shelters for the homeless.

It is a priority of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of Laredo to work under a “Continuum of Care” approach to homelessness to assist homeless individuals and families to obtain a decent living environment.

The following agency is providing homeless prevention assistance in the form of rent/mortgage and utility payments and/or emergency shelter:
Bethany House Shelter Complex
Tel. 717-0882