Shelter Plus Care
The Shelter Plus Care (S+C) program was developed specifically to provide housing assistance to our community’s disabled homeless population. The program provides rental assistance for a variety of houses choices, accompanied by a range of supportive services funded by other sources. The program is designed to service a population that has been traditionally hard to reach – homeless persons with disabilities, such as mental illness, chronic substance abuse, and/or AIDS and related diseases. The S+C program was built on the premise that housing and services need to be connected in order to ensure the stability of housing for this population. Through the S+C grants, FMHA will provide rental assistance while other local agencies provide an equal value of supportive services appropriate to the target population. Lutheran Social Services, Community Action and the Recovery Center will coordinate these services. Goals of the S+C program are to assist homeless individuals and families increase their housing stability, skills and/or income, and self-sufficiency.