The Columbia Housing Authority Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C) provides affordable housing and support services to homeless people living on the street. The Shelter Plus Care Program was created under the Stewart B. McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Shelter Plus Care is designed to promote permanent housing with supportive service to persons with disabilities coming from the streets and emergency shelters. Shelter Plus Care grants require a supportive services match equal to, or greater than, the Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance award.
To Be eligible for the program, a person must be homeless (see definition below), with a mental illness, substance abuse problem, HIV/AIDS or dual diagnosis. In addition to receiving a rental subsidy, Shelter Plus Care participants receive support services through a network of local partnering service agencies and must be referred to us by one of those Agencies. Applications received from these agencies are reviewed for Shelter Plus Care eligibility.
Homeless includes a family or individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence; and has a primary nighttime residence that is:
The Homeless Missourians Information System (HMIS) was developed to meet a data collection requirement made by the United States Congress and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Congress passed this requirement in order to get a more accurate count of individuals who are homeless and to identify the need for and use of different services by those individuals and families. We are collecting statistical information on those who use our services and report this information to a central data collection system.
For more information about this program, please contact Charline Johns, Special Programs Specialist at 573-443-2556 ext. 1414.
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CHA provides housing assistance to over 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County.
Families pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.
Our Family Self-Sufficiency Programs help families develop five-year plans for self-sufficiency.
201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay