Supportive Housing Program Grants

What are the aims of the Supportive Housing Program Grants?

The Supportive Housing Program Grants is designed to promote the development of supportive housing and supportive services to assist homeless individuals and families in the transition from homelessness and to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Supportive Housing Program Grant funds may be used to provide: (i) transitional housing within a 24-month period as well as up to six months of follow-up services to former residents to assist their adjustment to independent living; (ii) permanent housing provided in conjunction with appropriate supportive services designed to maximize the ability of persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible; (iii) supportive housing that is, or is part of, a particularly innovative project for, or alternative method of, meeting the immediate and long-term needs of homeless individuals and families; (iv) supportive services for homeless individuals not provided in conjunction with supportive housing,(v) safe havens for homeless individuals with serious mental illness currently residing on the streets who may not yet be ready for supportive services; and (vi) Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) for developing management information systems to maintain data on beds, units and homeless individuals.

Who are eligible to apply for the Supportive Housing Program Grants?

States, local governments, other governmental entities, private nonprofit organizations, and community mental health associations that are public nonprofit organizations may apply for the Supportive Housing Program Grants.

Who are the beneficiaries of the Supportive Housing Program Grants?

Homeless individuals and families with children.

How to Apply for the Supportive Housing Program Grants?

Private nonprofit status is documented by submitting either (1) a copy of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruling providing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code; or (2) documentation showing that the entity is a certified United Way agency; or (3) a certification from a licensed CPA that no part of the next earnings of the organization inures to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual; that the organization has a voluntary board; that the organization practices nondiscrimination in the provision of assistance; that the organization has a functioning accounting system.

One application package prescribing the specific information that applicants must submit is available. The standard application forms as furnished by HUD must be used for this program. Any proposed project under this program must be consistent with the applicable HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and must be permissible under applicable zoning ordinances and regulations.

How much is the range and average assistance of the Supportive Housing Program Grant?

HUD imposes the following limitations: (1) Acquisition and/or rehabilitation construction grants for the Supportive Housing Program may not exceed 200,000 (up to $400,000 in high cost areas); new construction may not exceed $400,000; (2) funding of up to 75 percent for operating costs; (3) funding of up to 80 percent for supportive services and HMIS costs; and (4) the program provides grants for leasing costs for up to 3 years.

Where to apply for the Supportive Housing Program Grant?

See Regional Agency Offices. Designated contact person for the Supportive Housing Program in HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division.

For more information on the Supportive Housing Program Grants, contact:

Robyn Raysor

Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 7266, 451 7th Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410

Phone: (202) 708-4300

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