Shelter Plus Care


Effective May 1, 2018, the Housing Authority of the City of Carrollton (CHA) will close its Shelter Plus Program waiting list due to excessive wait times. During this period the CHA will no longer be accepting applications for the Shelter Plus Program, but will continue to process previously submitted applications. The waiting list will reopen when the Shelter Plus Care coordinator determines that the average wait time for housing has reached an acceptable level. The public will be notified through emails and on this website. If there are any questions or concerns please contact Emily Ward at 770-834-2046 ex 104 or by

S+CLogoThe 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:

  1. Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TRA);
  2. Sponsor-based Rental Assistance (SRA);
  3. Project-based Rental Assistance with (PRAW)or without rehabilitation (PRA); and
  4. 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. 

Program Purpose

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 program provides rental assistance for a variety of housing choices, accompanied by a range of supportive services funded by other sources.

Program Goals

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?

Contact Emily Ward and schedule an appointment to sign up for the program to being receiving all the benefits of Shelter + Care Services.

Call: 770-834-2046 ext. 104 or by



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