Heading Home ESG is a program funded by a HUD grant to Monroe County and the City of Rochester to help families and individuals who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless. If you have a client who has applied to the Heading Home Program in the past, they must reapply using the new application. New applications may be found here. All requests for assistance completed on old applications will be returned.
How Does The Program Work?
If you have a client or tenant who is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless, they may be eligible for short-term help from the HEADING HOME ESG program.
- If they have had a temporary loss of income;
- If income has been reduced; or
- If they have been unable to find or afford suitable housing; and have exhausted all other sources of assistance in the community
Who Qualifies for Heading Home?
Households at or below 30% Area Median Income.
FY 2012 Area Median Income (AMI) Limits- Per Family Size (HUD: Public Housing/Section8, CBDG and HOME Programs)
Family Size: 30% Area Median Income:
1 PERSON $14,450
2 PERSON $16,500
3 PERSON $18,550
4 PERSON $20,600
5 PERSON $22,250
6 PERSON $23,900
7 PERSON $25,550
8 PERSON $27,200
What Services are Available to Qualified Program Participants?
HEADING HOME ESG may be able to help with:
- Housing Search and Placement
- Short-term Rent
- Rent and Arrears
It is important that you know that HEADING HOME ESG does not provide any direct financial assistance to individuals. Instead payments can be made to a qualified landlord, utility company or moving service.