The HEARTH Act consolidates the three separate McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs, including the Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program into a single grant program known as the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The SRO Program, which is no longer eligible under the new CoC Program, provides rental assistance in connection with the moderate rehabilitation of residential properties that, when renovations are completed, will contain upgraded single occupancy units for individuals who are homeless. As a result, it is designed to move people into the permanent housing phase within the Continuum of Care.
Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources were provided to assist grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their programs. They are available now for historical reference.