Supportive Housing Program

The Supportive Housing Program 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.

Program funds may be used to provide: (i)

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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.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

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

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Municipio De Yauco $ 518,638   2012-09-172020-02-29
Somerville Community Corporation, Inc., The $ 343,638   2013-09-252020-01-31
Centro Deambulantes Cristo Pobre, Inc. $ 1,000,047   2012-07-062019-08-31
Community Housing And Shelter Services Of Stanislaus County $ 47,477   2012-09-102018-06-30
Rhode Island Housing $ 1,037,252   2013-08-262018-02-28
Guara Bi Inc. $ 473,607   2012-08-102018-02-28
Rhode Island Housing $ 1,095,840   2013-06-212018-01-31
Kitchen Inc-$ 7,719   2012-11-012018-01-31
Mental Health Systems Inc $ 159,018   2012-09-272018-01-31
Miracles, Inc. $ 292,372   2013-03-272017-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Eight types of assistance may be provided for Supportive Housing: acquisition of structures for use as supportive housing or in providing supportive services; rehabilitation of structures for use as supportive housing or in providing supportive services; new construction of buildings for use as supportive housing under limited circumstances; leasing of structures for use as supportive housing or in providing supportive services; operating costs of supportive housing; costs of providing supportive services to homeless persons; costs of implementing and operating HMIS; and administrative costs not to exceed five percent of the SHP grant.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, local governments, other governmental entities, private nonprofit organizations, and community mental health associations that are public nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Homeless individuals and families with children.


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 net earnings of the organization insures 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 and that the organization has a functioning accounting system. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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.

Award Procedures

HUD reviews applications, rates and ranks those meeting threshold requirements, and prepares a Grant Agreement for those applications selected.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, Title IV, Subtitle C, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Processing of applications will take place in HUD Field Offices and at HUD Headquarters, and selection of successful applicants will take place at HUD Headquarters. HUD will make its final selections and obligate funds as soon as the applications can be processed.


Applicants may appeal funding decision if they believe a HUD error has occurred.


Information on renewals is contained in the Notice of Funding Availability and the application.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Recipients must match grants for acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction, with an equal amount of funds from other sources. Recipients must also provide a cash match for support services and operations. The Supportive Housing Program will pay no more than 80 percent of total support service costs, 75 percent of total operating costs or 80 percent of total HMIS costs. Recipients have the responsibility to ensure that the funds that the recipient uses to satisfy HUD's match requirements are not prohibited to be used for this purpose under any statutue that may govern the matching funds. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants may be made available for up to 3 years for leasing, operating, supportive services and HMIS costs. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Each recipient must keep any records and make any reports as specified by HUD within the timeframe required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. The financial management systems used by governmental entities that are recipients under this program must provide for audits in accordance with 24 CFR 45 as applicable. Private nonprofit entity recipients are subject to the audit requirements of 24 CFR 44 as applicable. Both 24 CFR Part 44 and 45 stipulate that grant recipients and their subgrantees provide audits in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133. HUD may perform further and additional audits as it finds necessary or appropriate.


Each recipient must agree to participate in an evaluation of the program, and to keep any records and make any reports that HUD may require for the purpose of reporting to Congress on the cost of the program and the social, financial, and other advantages of supportive housing components as a means of assisting homeless persons.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

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.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR 583 published in the Federal Register. Other program information is available at

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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

Headquarters Office

Lisa A. Hill; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Community Planning and Development; Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, 451 7th Street, SW. Room 7256, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 402-5183

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act amended and reauthorize the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into the Continuum of Care Program. Fiscal Year 2011 was the last funding year under the Supportive Housing Program. Projects will continue to operate under the NOFA they were awarded under until they are renewed under the Continuum of Care Program. The resource for this program is still relevant.

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