Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

Known as the McKinney/Vento Supportive Housing Program (SHP), this program facilitates the development of housing and supportive services for homeless individuals and their families, with a goal of increasing permanent housing and independence.

SHP funds can cover 1 of 4 areas:

  1. Permanent housing for homeless persons with disabilities
  2. Transitional housing
  3. Supportive services only
  4. Safe havens

The following activities are eligible for SHP funding, with limits and stipulations:

  1. Acquisition, rehabilitation, and conversion of covered facilities
  2. New construction (including land acquisition)
  3. Supportive services
  4. Operating costs
  5. Leasing costs
  6. Administrative expenses

SHP funds are awarded through HUD's Continuum of Care plan. Eligible applicants include states, local governments, public housing agencies, Indian tribes, private non-profit organizations, and community mental health associations that are public non-profit organizations.