SHP Law, Regulations, and Notices

This page contains the authorizing laws, regulations, and notices for the former Supportive Housing Program (SHP). Click the title of the law or Notice to download the document. 


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

This Act established legislative authority for homeless assistance programs. It has been recently amended by the HEARTH Act in 2009.

Date Published: July 1987


SHP Program Rule

This final rule establishes the regulatory authority for the Supportive Housing Program to provide assistance for housing and supportive services for homeless persons authorized by the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. The Supportive Housing Program is designed to promote the development of supportive housing and supportive services, including innovative approaches to assist homeless persons in the transition from homelessness, and to promote the provision of supportive housing to homeless persons to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Date Published: July 1994

CoC Program Interim Rule

This interim rule, published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2012, establishes the regulations for the new Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and focuses on regulatory implementation of the Continuum of Care Program, including the Continuum of Care planning process. The existing homeless assistance programs that comprise the Continuum of Care Program are the following: the Supportive Housing Program, the Shelter Plus Care Program, and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation/Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program. The final Homeless Definition is in effect for administration of the CoC Program interim rule.

Date Published: July 2012

Homeless Definition Final Rule

HUD published the final rule on the definition of homelessness in the Federal Register on December 5, 2011, which integrates the regulation for the definition of "homeless," and the corresponding recordkeeping requirements for the Shelter Plus Care Program and the Supportive Housing Program. HUD will incorporate this definition into the Continuum of Care Program and the Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program. This final rule also establishes the regulation for the definition "developmental disability" and the definition and recordkeeping requirements for "homeless individual with a disability" for the Shelter Plus Care program and the Supportive Housing Program.

Date Published: December 2011


Consolidated Plan Notice

This notice describes changes to the CPD Consolidated Plan, within current statutory and regulatory provisions, for a new process for electronic submission including a required template and other improvements

Date Published: April 2012

Notice on Limitation on Use of Funds to Serve Persons Defined as Homeless Under Other Federal Laws

This Notice provides guidance to Continuums of Care (CoC) and recipients of Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program competitive grant funds in FY 2011, regarding the limitations imposed in Section 422(j) of the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the HEARTH Act.

Date Published: January 2012