Competitively Awarded Homeless Programs (Continuum of Care)
The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a set of three competitively-awarded programs created to address the problems of homelessness in a comprehensive manner with other federal agencies.
When HUD publishes a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance in the Federal Register, applicants must submit specific information about a proposed project, along with their Continuum of Care application. Each application must include a certification that the project is consistent with the Consolidated Plan of the jurisdiction where each proposed project is found.
Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
SHP helps develop housing and related supportive services for people moving from homelessness to independent living. Program funds help homeless people live in a stable place, increase their skills or income, and gain more control over the decisions that affect their lives.
Eligible applicants include States, local governments, other government agencies (such as public housing agencies), private nonprofit organizations, and community mental health associations that are public nonprofit organizations.
Learn more about SHP...
Shelter Plus Care (S + C)
The S + C program provides rental assistance that, when combined with social services, provides supportive housing for homeless people with disabilities and their families. The program allows for a variety of housing choices such as group homes or individual units, coupled with a range of supportive services (funded by other sources).
Grantees must match the rental assistance with supportive services that are at least equal in value to the amount of HUD's rental assistance.
States, local governments, and public housing agencies may apply for Shelter Plus Care grants.
Learn more about S + C...
Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
The SRO program provides Section 8 rental assistance for moderate rehabilitation of buildings with SRO units single-room dwellings, designed for the use of an individual, that often do not contain food preparation or sanitary facilities. A public housing authority makes Section 8 rental assistance payments to the landlords for the homeless people who rent the rehabilitated units.
Annual contracts with eligible providers for 10 years. No single city or urban county can receive more than 10 percent of SRO funds awarded in a given year.
Public housing agencies and private nonprofit organizations may apply. Nonprofit organizations must subcontract with public housing agencies to administer the rental assistance.
Learn more about SRO...