Shelter + Care Program
The Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C) 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 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.
Local S+C projects are typically implemented through partnerships that include:
One or more nonprofit housing sponsors that own or coordinate leasing of housing for program participants; and
A network of supportive service providers
The purpose of the program is to provide permanent housing in connection with supportive services to homeless people with disabilities and their families.
The primary target populations are homeless people who have:
serious mental illness; and/or
chronic problems with alcohol, drugs or both; and/or
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases.
The goals of the Shelter Plus Care Program are to assist homeless individuals and their families to:
Increase their housing stability;
Increase their skills and/or income; and
Obtain greater self-sufficiency.
How to begin receiving Shelter Plus Care benefits?