In 1987, the Stewart McKinney Homeless Assistance Act was enacted to provide federal assistance to the homeless through several programs.
The Emergency Shelter Grant Program, now known as the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), was the first of the programs funded. As a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement city, Stockton receives a formula allocation of ESG funds each year.
These funds may be used for the rehabilitation or conversion of buildings for use as emergency shelters for the homeless, for payment of eligible operating and social service expenses in connection with emergency shelter for the homeless, and for homeless prevention activities.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 1/20/2015