Section T: Definitions in Program Regulations

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Find SHP regulations online at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_05/24cfr583_05.html

Find the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act online at:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/homeless/lawsandregs/index.cfm

Find current and previous Continuum of Care Homeless applications online at:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm

This section is intended to help grantees navigate the SHP regulations.

Not every grant is subject to the same regulations. Competitively awarded grants like SHP grants are subject to the program regulations in effect at the time of award. The applicable regulations are attached to the grant agreement and made part of the agreement. This is true for both new and renewal grants. You can look at the regulations attached to their grant agreement for requirements that apply to them. You may use this Desk Guide for general reference purposes.

The Supportive Housing Program is authorized by title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (the McKinney Act) (42 U.S.C. 11381-11389). The regulations implementing the Supportive Housing Program are located in the Code of Federal Regulations at 24 CFR 583.100 – 583.500.

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Definitions of Key Terms in the Regulations

Key Term McKinney Vento Act CFR Citation(s)
ApplicantSection 422, 42 USC 11382(1) 24 CFR 583.5
Consolidated Plan   24 CFR 583.5
Date of Initial Occupancy   24 CFR 583.5
Date of Initial Service Provision   24 CFR 583.5
Disability Section 422, 42 USC 11382(2) 24 CFR 583.5
Homeless Person Section 103, 42 USC 11302 24 CFR 583.5
New Construction Section 423, 42 USC 11383(a) 24 CFR 583.5
Operating Costs Section 422, 42 USC 11382(5) 24 CFR 583.5
Outpatient Health Services Section 422, 42 USC 11382(6) 24 CFR 583.5
Permanent Housing for Homeless Persons with Disabilities Section 424, 42 USC 11384(c) 24 CFR 583.5
Private Nonprofit Organization Section 422, 42 USC 11382(7) 24 CFR 583.5
Project Section 422, 42 USC 11382(8) 24 CFR 583.5
Recipient Section 422, 42 USC 11382(9) 24 CFR 583.5
Rehabilitation Section 423, 42 USC 11383(a) 24 CFR 583.5
Safe Havens Sections 431-439, 42 USC 11391-11399
State Section 422, 42 USC 11382(11) 24 CFR 583.5
Supportive Housing Section 422, 42 USC 11382(12)
Section 423, 42 USC 11383
Section 425, 42 USC 11385
24 CFR 583.5
Supportive Services Section 422, 42 USC 11382(13)
Section 423, 42 USC 11383
Section 425, 42 USC 11385
24 CFR 583.5
Transitional Housing Section 424, 42 USC 11384(b) 24 CFR 583.5; also see
24 CFR 583.300(j)
Urban County Section 422, 42 USC 11382(14) 24 CFR 583.5

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Applicant Eligibility

In general, states, units of local government, special purpose units of government (e.g., PHAs), private nonprofit organizations, and community mental health centers that are public nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for SHP funding.

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Types & Uses of SHP Assistance

The table below shows where you can find information on eligible activities.

Assistance McKinneyVento Act CFR Citation(s)
Uses of grant assistance   24 CFR 583.100
Acquisition and Rehabilitation Section 423(a)(1), 42 USC 11383(a)(1) 24 CFR 583.105
New Construction Section 423(a)(2), 42 USC 11383(a)(2) 24 CFR 583.110
Leasing Section 423(a)(2), 42 USC 11383(a)(2) 24 CFR 583.115
Operating Section 423(a)(2), 42 USC 11383(a)(2) 24 CFR 583.125
Supportive Services Section 423(a)(2), 42 USC 11383(a)(2); Section 425(a)(5), 42 USC 11385(a)(5) 24 CFR 583.120
Administrative Costs Section 426(i), 42 USC 11386(i) 24 CFR 583.135
Technical Assistance Section 423(a)(2), 42 USC 11383(a)(2) 24 CFR 583.140
HMIS Section 423(a)(7), 42 USC 11383(a)(7)  

For more information on eligible activities, see Section D Eligible Activities.

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Program Requirements

General Program Operation

Rent

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Grant Management and Administration

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