Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

Community Development receives ESG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and distributes that funding to local agencies.  

The Emergency Solutions Grant Program focuses on funding to prevent initial and recurrent homelessness, shortening the duration of homelessness, veteran services, assisting in the transition from homelessness to independent living, and providing needs assessment. These HUD grants also provide funding for the rehabilitation or conversion of buildings for use as emergency shelter for the homeless, for essential services related to emergency shelters, and for street outreach for the homeless.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)


The U.S. Department of the Treasury created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is available for both renters and landlords. For eligible households, the program offers up to twelve months of past-due rent and utility assistance to help avoid eviction and maintain housing stability. The program can also provide up to three months of future rent. Eligibility is based on a renter household’s financial situation and housing needs.

Applications are being accepted from both Horry County residents and landlords who own property in Horry County by Eastern Carolina Housing Organization (ECHO) via their ERAP website.