Shelter Plus Care

The Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program provides rental assistance in connection with supportive services. The program assists hard to serve homeless individuals with disabilities and their families. These individuals primarily include those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and HIV/AIDS or related diseases.

To ensure that the neediest of the homeless population are being served, grantees are required to match all rental assistance dollars received from HUD with an equal amount of supportive services from other sources. Other Federal, State, or local sources, as well as private sources may fund the services. Grants under the S+C Program are awarded through a national competition held annually through the Continuum of Care (CoC) system.

Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority’s (KHRA) S+C program provides Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to participants, enabling them to choose their own housing units.

KHRA currently operates one S+C grant, providing housing assistance and related supportive services for up to 89 individuals and families in the eight Northeast counties of Tennessee.

For more information on this program, including eligibility information and housing applications please contact Jeff McKittrick at (423) 378-2923.