Shelter Plus Care
The Shelter Plus Care Program provides rental assistance, in connection with supportive services funded from sources other than this program, to homeless persons with disabilities (primarily persons who are seriously mentally ill; have chronic problems with alcohol, drugs, or both, or have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related diseases) and their families. The program provides assistance through four components: (1) Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TRA); (2) Sponsor-based Rental Assistance (SRA); (3) Project-based Rental Assistance (PRA); (4) and Single Room Occupancy for Homeless Individuals (SRO).
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Community Planning and Development
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Homeless persons with disabilities and their families. Homeless persons with disabilities.
Subtitle F of Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 as amended, 42 U.S.C.11403.
An eligible applicant is a State, unit of general local government, or public housing agency (PHA).
Homeless persons with disabilities and their families. Except in single room occupancy dwellings that are only for homeless individuals with disabilities.
Governmental entities and public housing agencies will certify to their eligibility. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Any site that would have a significant adverse impact on the human environment will not be eligible for funding. All components of this program are excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. An electronic application package prescribing the specific information that applicants must submit through the local Continuum of Care (CoC) is available from HUD through the annual CoC Notice of Fund Availability, found at https://www.onecpd.info/spc. The standard electronic application form as furnished by HUD must be used for this program. Any proposed project under this program must be consistent with the applicable HUD-approved Consolidated Plan.
The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act amended and reauthorize the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into the Continuum of Care Program. Fiscal Year 2011 was the last funding year under the Supportive Housing Program. Projects will continue to operate under the NOFA they were awarded under until they are renewed under the Continuum of Care Program. The resource for this program is still relevant
HUD reviews applications, rates and ranks those meeting threshold requirements, and makes conditional grant awards to those applications most highly ranked, in accordance with the Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA).
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will take place at HUD field offices and Headquarters. HUD Headquarters will make selection and obligate funds as soon as the applications can be processed.
Applicants may appeal the results of HUD's review and selection process if they believe a HUD error has occurred. Appeals must be in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and must state what HUD error the applicant believes occurred.
One year funding for projects eligible for renewal as contained in the Notice of Fund Availability and application.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Recipients must match the rental assistance by supportive services that are equal in value to the aggregate amount of rental assistance and appropriate to the needs of the population to be served.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD will provide rental assistance under the TRA and SRA components for a five year period. Rental assistance under the SRO component will be for a ten-year period. If units are rehabilitated, and meet the standards required, assistance under the PRA component will be for a ten-year period; otherwise it will be for a five-year period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: HUD award notification letter.
Post Assistance Requirements
No reports are required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. The financial management systems used by governmental entities that are recipients under this program must provide for audits as stipulated in 24 CFR 45. HUD may perform further and additional audits as it finds necessary or appropriate.
Each recipient must keep any records and make any reports that HUD may require.
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
(Project Grants) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - There was no funding for new project grants after FY2011.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR Part 582 Shelter Plus Care Program Final Rule.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Designated contact person or monitor for the Shelter Plus Care Program in HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division. Program information may also be obtained from Community Connections at HUD at (1-800)998-9999.
Brian Fitzmaurice, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 7262, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Brian.P.Fitzmaurice@hud.gov
Phone: 202-708-4300 Fax: 202-401-0053
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act amended and reauthorize the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into the Continuum of Care Program. Fiscal Year 2011 was the last funding year under the Supportive Housing Program. Projects will continue to operate under the NOFA they were awarded under until they are renewed under the Continuum of Care Program. The resource for this program is still relevant.