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The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program provides street outreach, emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, and related services to persons experiencing homelessness or in danger of becoming homeless throughout the state. 
Sub-awards are provided to local government entities and non-profit organizations utilizing State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission (HTF) and Federal HUD ESG funds.  These agencies then deliver program services at the local level.  This program is principally designed to operate within a continuum of assistance that enables individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to move toward housing sustainability.


The Drake House, a Roswell-based nonprofit, has been awarded $49,800 from the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  According to its website, "More than 55% of poverty level-families in Alpharetta and John’s Creek are single female households, and just over 41% of homeless students in Fulton County attend school in North Fulton Co