Rent subsidy for housing and utilities: Individuals receiving services under the federal Medicaid program called Home and Community Services (HCBS) and at risk of being placed in care facilities.
The program provides these individuals with monthly rent assistance to help them live successfully in their own homes and communities until they qualify for any other local, state or federal rent assistance.
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is a federal program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to help people quickly regain permanent housing stability after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.
The Iowa State Treasury administers the distribution of ESG funds in Iowa, and some Iowa cities manage additional independent federal funds.
* General-purpose local authority units (not including local public housing authorities)
* Non-profit service organizations