PSH/S+C Programs

Permanent Supportive Housing

Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Programs that fall under the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance were awarded in the 2011 NOFA and before and are still within their five year agreements with IHCDA. The IHCDA agreements would have started in 2012 or earlier. These programs will continue to follow the S+C regulations until their five year agreement is completed. Their 6th year would be the first renewal and would then follow the new Continuum of Care HEARTH regulations. Refer to the PSH Manual for those regulations.

S+C is designed to serve a population that has been traditionally hard to reach – individuals and families experiencing homelessness, with disabilities such as serious mental illness, chronic substance abuse, physical disabilities, and/or HIV/AIDS. 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. Consequently, S+C provides rental assistance that local recipients must match with an equal value of supportive services appropriate to the target population.

PSH Application
PSH Administration Manual
PSH Recertification Checklist

PSH Contact List

Lease Agreement - SRA
Lease Agreement - TRA

Income and Rent Calculation Worksheet
HUD Handbook - Income and Rent Calculation

HQS Form
Housing Plan
Chronically Homeless Qualification Checklist

Shelter Plus Care (S+C)

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is new form of Shelter Plus Care under the HEARTH Act in 2009. PSH also serves populations that have been traditionally hard to reach – individuals and families experiencing homelessness with disabilities such as serious mental illness, chronic substance abuse, physical disabilities, and/or HIV/AIDS. The PSH 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. Consequently, PSH provides rental assistance that local sub-recipients must provide supportive services appropriate to the target population.

Permanent Supportive Housing for those who have disability is designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness and to provide the services needed to help such individuals move into permanent housing, with the goal of long-term stability. More broadly, the program is designed to promote community-wide planning and strategic use of resources to address homelessness; improve coordination and integration with mainstream resources and other efforts targeted to people experiencing homelessness; improve data collection and performance measurement; and allow each community to tailor its project(s) to the particular strengths and challenges within that community. The goals of the Permanent Supportive Housing Program are to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness to maintain housing stability, maintain or increase income (earned and/or benefits), and obtain greater self-sufficiency.

S+C Application
S+C Administration Manual
S+C Homeless Documentation Form
S+C Checklist

Lease Agreement - SRA
Lease Agreement - TRA

Income and Rent Calculation Worksheet
HUD Handbook - Income and Rent Calculation

HQS Form
Housing Plan
Chronically Homeless Qualification Checklist

S+C Program Agreement
S+C Termination and Appeals Policy Model

Reference and Training Materials

June 2016 Fair Housing Training Materials

  • Definition of Family Best Practices
  • Fair Housing Information Sheet - Right to Emotional Support Animals
  • Re-defining Family in 2016
  • Fair Housing Definitions
  • Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs 
  • Hoarding Officially Regarded as Mental Disorder in May 2013
  • HUD No Smoking Notice
  • Model Policy & Legal Guide for Homeless Shelters & Housing Programs
  • Obligations of Housing Providers as Related to Assistance Animals and Service Animals
  • Partial List of Qualified Disabilities
  • Secondhand Smoke and Multi-Unit Housing
  • Accessibility Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Between the Lines: A Question and Answer Guide on Legal Issues in Supportive Housing