BTG has many programs and funding sources that provide shelter, housing, and supportive services to homeless and at-risk households in the community. Two of these programs are highlighted below, along with links to additional program content.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provided $4 billion in supplemental funds under HUD's Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) program to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipient State of Hawaii Homeless Programs Office (HPO) has contracted the $10,034,673 allocation designated for the neighbor islands. BTG is utilizing these funds to assist low-income, and COVID-19 impacted households throughout the rural counties of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii. Follow the ESG-CV Program link above to learn more about how BTG is utilizing this funding. Existing COVID-19 resources can be accessed through the following HUD links:
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) appropriated $5 billion for new incremental EHVs, the renewal of those EHVs, and fees for the cost of administering the EHVs and other eligible expenses defined by notice to prevent, prepare, and respond to coronavirus to facilitate the leasing of the emergency vouchers. Through EHV, HUD has provided 214 housing choice vouchers to neighbor island Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to assist individuals and families who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness, fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability. Follow the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program link above to learn more about how BTG is utilizing this funding.