Shelter Plus Care Program

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 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.

The HACLB offers rental assistance payments through three components:

  1. Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TRA)
  2. Sponsor-based Rental Assistance (SRA)
  3. Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program for Single Room Occupancy Dwellings