Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C)
The Shelter Plus Care Program provides rental assistance for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services funded from sources outside the program.
Shelter Plus Care (S+C) is a program designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities, (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases) and their families who are living in places not intended for human habitation (e.g., streets) or in emergency shelters. The program allows for a variety of housing choices, and a range of supportive services funded by other sources, in response to the needs of the hard-to-reach homeless population with disabilities.
Program grants are used for the provision of rental assistance payments through four components:
- Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TRA);
- Sponsor-based Rental Assistance (SRA);
- Project-based Rental Assistance with (PRAW)or without rehabilitation (PRA); and
- Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program for Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Dwellings.
The supportive services may be funded by other Federal, State, or local sources, as well as private sources.