The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) was designed to develop supportive housing and services that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. SHP helps develop and provide housing and related supportive services for people moving from homelessness to independent, supportive living. Program funds help homeless people live in a stable place, increase their skills and their income, and gain more control over the decisions that affect their lives.
Eligible applicants are States, units of local government and other governmental entities.
SHP has been consolidated with other HUD competitive homelessness assistance grant programs, including the Shelter Plus Care (SPC) Program and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation/Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program, to create the new Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.
Assistance in the Supportive Housing Program is provided to help homeless persons meet three overall goals: