URBAN ECONOMIC POLICY

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

JOBS, EDUCATION
AND THE WORKFORCE


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

CRIMINAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING
Preserving Section 8 Housing
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the
Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Community
Reinvestment Act (CRA)

The Shelter Plus Care Program
Section 202/811 Gap Funding
Federal Home Loan
Banks

Sunset of Hope VI Program
Housing for the Elderly
Celebrating Homeownership Week
The Historic Homeownership Assistance Act
Public Insurance
Funding for
Empowerment Zones and Strategic Planning
Communities

Housing and Community Development Committee Resolution on the President's FY2000 Budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development

ARTS, CULTURE AND RECREATION

MISCELLANEOUS

USCM HOME

RESOLUTIONS INDEX

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING

THE SHELTER PLUS CARE PROGRAM 

WHEREAS, The Shelter Plus Care Program is a rental subsidy program funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provides critically needed permanent supportive housing to thousands of homeless individuals and families disabled by chronic alcohol and drug problems, serious mental illness, and AIDA and related disorders; and

WHEREAS, The Shelter Plus Care Program subsidies leverage critical supportive services which enable these individuals and families to maintain residential stability and increase their self-sufficiency, thereby preventing their return to homelessness; and

WHEREAS, The Shelter Plus Care Program has resulted in savings to local jurisdictions due to the reduced use of high cost emergency services such as emergency wards, emergency rooms, and shelters; and

WHEREAS, The Shelter Plus Care Program is in jeopardy of reduction or elimination as a result of current funding mechanisms and limits on existing resources,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors, strongly recommends that the Congress and the Administration enact legislation that provides dedicated full funding for existing Shelter Plus Care Programs that is separate from the HUD McKinney Supportive Housing Program Competition, and fully renews all existing S+C programs under their current structure, and does not divert resources from other important programs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors request that the Congress and the Administration support the issuance of additional Section 8 certificates and/or vouchers, including those specifically targeted towards homeless individuals and families, to those Shelter Plus Care Program participants who are stabilized and need less intensive support services.

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