Shelter Plus Care
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"If you are looking for homeless assistance for yourself or someone you know, please visit our Homeless Assistance Directory
The purpose of DCA'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,
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
SFY 2017 ESG, HOPWA, and S+C Matching Awards
The Department of Community Affairs is pleased to announce this year’s awards under the Emergency Shelter Grant
(ESG), Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Matching, and Housing Opportunity for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)
Programs. The broad purpose of these programs is to deliver housing supports and related services to
persons strictly defined as either: (1) “homeless” or “at risk of homelessness,” as defined in Federal
regulation for the ESG program, or as (2) “eligible persons” (lower income persons with HIV/AIDS) as
defined for the HOPWA program.
In this year's competition we received 290 requests totaling $17 million dollars. Of the requests, $8.9 million dollars
was awarded to 167 programs. Funding for each award comes from either (1) Federal ESG or HOPWA
funds made available to DCA or (2) the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless (HTF).
HUD and DCA promote ENERGY STAR in its homeless assistance programs!
All grantees are encouraged to promote energy efficiency by purchasing and using Energy Star labeled products. For information on the Energy Star initiative go to: http://www.energystar.gov.
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Libby Mazur -- Send Libby an Email (link here), or call her at (404) 982-3577
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231