The Office of Program Monitoring oversees DHCD’s management of homelessness prevention grants from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including the Emergency Shelter Grant and Shelter Plus Care Grant, along with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.
Emergency Shelter Grant
Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds support homeless prevention efforts and facilities operating at the entry point of the Continuum of Care. Funds are used for a variety of activities, which can include improving the quality of existing emergency shelters for the homeless, helping to make additional shelters available to the homeless, helping to meet the costs of operating emergency shelters, and providing certain essential social services to homeless individuals. This program is administered by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP).These activities occur in conjunction with the District's efforts to build permanent affordable and supportive housing that will end homelessness over time.
Shelter Plus Care
Shelter Plus Care (S+C) funds support permanent housing in connection with supportive services to homeless people with disabilities and their families. The program provides rental assistance for a variety of housing choices, accompanied by a range of supportive services funded by other sources. The program is designed to serve homeless persons with disabilities including, but not limited to serious mental illness, chronic substance abuse, and/or AIDS and related diseases. Goals of the S+C Program are to assist homeless individuals and their families to increase their housing stability, skills and/or income, and self-sufficiency. TCP also administers S+C.
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program
Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP) provides homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless and assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless. These resources target households that are most in need of this temporary assistance and are most likely to achieve stable housing, whether subsidized or unsubsidized, after the program concludes.
- At a minimum, have an initial consultation with a case manager who can determine the appropriate type of assistance to meet the household's need,
- Be verified as (a) "literally homeless" (living on street, in car, in shelter, etc.), OR (b) "homeless but for the HPRP assistance" (subject to eviction, short-term institutionalized and subject to discharge, etc.);
- Be appropriate for a 'stable housing outcome' following the assistance; AND
- Be at or below 50% of the "Area Median Income (AMI)" for the area.
Southeast Family Center
220 Highview Place, SE
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 805
2410 17th Street, NW
Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
920 Rhode Island Avenue, NW