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Program Description

The purpose of HUD's Shelter Plus Care (S+C) program is to provide permanent housing in connection with supportive services to homeless people with disabilities and their families. The program provides rental assistance for a variety of housing choices, accompanied by a range of supportive services funded by other sources. The program is designed to serve a population that has been traditionally hard to reach - homeless persons with disabilities such as (but not limited to) serious mental illness, chronic substance abuse, and/or AIDS and related diseases. The S+C program was built on the premise that housing and services need to be connected in order to ensure the stability of housing for this population. Consequently, S+C provides rental assistance that local grantees must match with an equal value of supportive services appropriate to the target population. Goals of the S+C Program are to assist homeless individuals and their families to increase their housing stability, skills and/or income, and self-sufficiency.

Funding for new S+C projects is awarded competitively through HUD's Continuum of Care process. Eligible applicants (grantees) are limited to states, units of local government and public housing authorities (PHAs). Local S+C projects are typically implemented through partnerships that include (1) a grantee, (2) a local housing "Sponsor" (or subgrantee) that owns or coordinates leasing of housing for program participants, and (3) a network of supportive services providers.

News and Events

2014 ESG, HOPWA and S+C Services Awards

The State of Georgia is pleased to announce the selection of funding recipients under the State FY 2015 Emergency Solutions Grant, Shelter  Plus Care Matching, and Shelter Plus Care Harm Reduction programs.  Across all three programs, DCA received 290 requests totaling over $12.8 million. Of these requests, DCA has awarded over $6.6 million to organizations which will implement 218 programs to serve individuals across Georgia who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.  Funding for each award comes from either (1) the Federal Emergency Solutions Grant Program or (2) the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless. A synopsis of the program awards is provided followed by an alphabetical listing of all awards (link). Should you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Cox at (404) 679-0571or by email at jonathan.cox@dca.ga.gov.

HUD and DCA promote ENERGY STAR in its homeless assistance programs!

All grantees are encouraged to promote energy efficiency, and are specifically encouraged to purchase and use Energy Star labeled products.  For information on the Energy Star initiative go to: http://www.energystar.gov.

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Contact Information

Libby Mazur -- Send Libby an Email (link here), or call her at (404) 982-3577

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Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231

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