S+C Law, Regulations, and Notices

This page contains the authorizing laws, regulations, and notices for the former Shelter Plus Care Program. 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


S+C Program Rule

S+C is designed to link rental assistance to supportive services for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities (primarily those who are seriously mentally ill; have chronic problems with alcohol, drugs, or both; or have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and related diseases) and their families.

Date Published: May 1991

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 three separate McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs (Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation SRO Program) are consolidated  into a single grant program known as the Continuum of Care (CoC) 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 FY2011, regarding the limitations imposed in Section 422(j) of the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the HEARTH Act.

Date Published: January 2012