SHP Guides, Tools, and Webinars

Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources were provided to assist Supporting Housing Program (SHP) grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their programs. They are available now for historical reference.

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Guides and Training Manuals

Supportive Housing Program Desk Guide

This Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Desk Guide is intended for homeless assistance program staff administering McKinney-Vento grants awarded through the Supportive Housing Program.

Date Published: July 2008

Programmatic Crosswalk of Changes: CoC, SHP, SPC Program Regulations

This is a quick reference guide to grant related citations of the CoC Program interim rule program components/eligible participants and eligible costs.

Date Published: July 2012

CoC APR Virtual Training

This interactive tutorial is about HUD's reporting requirements for the CoC APR. This tutorial is targeted to CoC grantees.

Date Published: March 2012

Continuum of Care 101

This guidebook provides an overview of the CoC homeless assistance system. It covers what a CoC is, why it is important, and how a system is organized and includes program resources, tools for effectively managing CoC's and guidance for developing the Annual Funding Request.

Date Published: June 2009

Tools and Templates

Leasing and Rental Assistance Tool: Transition Guidance for Existing SHP Grantees Using Leasing Funds for Transitional or Permanent Housing

This tool provides CoC Program recipients assistance with transitioning former SHP projects to CoC Program rental assistance and leasing projects.

Date Published: August 2012

The Homeless Definition and Eligibility for SHP, SPC, and ESG

This document provides a high-level overview of eligibility for the Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants program by Category of Homelessness.

Date Published: May 2012

Criteria and Recordkeeping Requirements for Definition of Homelessness

This two-page document provides a high-level overview of the homeless definition by outlining the criteria for defining homelessness and the recordkeeping requirements based on four categories under which individuals and families may qualify as homeless.

Date Published: January 2012

FY 2011 CoC New Grant Awards Report and Press Release

This report and accompanying press release display the new homeless assistance projects being awarded by HUD under the 2011 CoC competitive grants process.

Date Published: March 2012

FY 2011 CoC Renewal Grant Awards Report and Press Release

This report and accompanying press release display the renewal homeless assistance projects being awarded by HUD under the 2011 CoC competitive grants process.

Date Published: December 2011

CoC Program Competition Resources

These resources assist CoCs and individual Project Applicants with completing their annual electronic applications for homeless assistance funding in e-snaps.

Webinars and Virtual Trainings

FY2011 CoC Competition Debriefing Broadcast

HUD held a satellite broadcast on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 to provide CoCs with an overview of the 2011 CoC Homeless Assistance Programs competition. This broadcast summarizes the results of the FY2011 competition, including information on the areas CoCs generally did or did not perform well and provides suggestions for improvements for the FY2012 application. In anticipation of the HEARTH implementation, there is an overview of what to expect in the FY2012 competition.

Date Published: April 2012

Homeless Status: Recordkeeping Requirements Webinar

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on documentation. It describes recordkeeping requirements for the Final Rule of the Definition of Homelessness.

Date Published: March 2012

Determining Homeless and At-Risk Status, Income and Disability Webinar

This webinar will provide a comprehensive introduction to HUD’s Homeless Definition Final Rule and the new at-risk of homelessness definition included in the Emergency Solutions Grants Program Final Rule.

Date Published: December 2012