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HUD/CPD RIN: 2506-AC31 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Emergency Solutions Grants Program and Consolidated Plan Conforming Amendments (FR-5474)  

This rule continues HUD's implementation of the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009. The HEARTH Act consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program, revises the Emergency Shelter Grants program and renames it the Emergency Solutions Grants program, and creates the Rural Housing Stability program to replace the Rural Homelessness Grant program. The HEARTH Act also codifies in law the Continuum of Care planning process, long a part of HUD's application process to assist homeless persons by providing greater coordination in responding to their needs. This rule provides the regulations to implement the new Emergency Solutions Grants program. The new Emergency Solutions Grants program replaced the Emergency Shelter Grants program. While emergency shelter remains an important component of the Emergency Solutions Grants program, this new program places a greater focus on homeless prevention and rapid re-housing of the homeless.  However, recognizing that recipients have gained valuable experience implementing the interim rule, HUD solicited public comments on specific issues and will consider the comments before issuing a final rule.

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 24 CFR 576    24 CFR 91   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 11371    42 U.S.C. 3535 (d)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Regulations governing operation of programs created or affected by HEARTH Act of 2009.  05/20/2010 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  12/05/2011  76 FR 75954   
Interim Final Rule Effective  01/04/2012 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  02/03/2012 
Notice Re-Opening Public Comment  06/03/2015  80 FR 31538   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  08/03/2015 
Final Action  02/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Norman Suchar
Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Program
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Community Planning and Development
451 7th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20410
Phone:202 402-5015