Glossary

Assisted unit - a housing unit for an eligible person that receives rental assistance under the S+C program.

Components - Grantees may provide rental assistance to eligible participants through four possible housing arrangements or components. They are: sponsor-based, tenant-based, project-based (with or without rehabilitation), and SRO. (See Section 1.2)

Eligible person - a homeless person with disabilities (primarily persons who are seriously mentally ill; have chronic problems with alcohol, drugs, or both; or have AIDS and related diseases) and, if also homeless, the family of such person. To be eligible for assistance, persons must be very low income.

Grantee - the prime recipient of the S+C grant funds.

Homeless or homeless individual - someone who is sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, and abandoned or condemned building; or is sleeping in an emergency shelter. This may include a person who ordinarily sleeps in one of the above places but is spending a short time (30 days or less) in a hospital or other institution. (See Section 2.2)

Participants - an eligible person who has been selected to participate in S+C.

Persons with disabilities - Those who have a disability that is expected to be of long-continued and indefinite duration; substantially impedes his or her ability to live independently; and is of such a nature that the disability could be improved by more stable conditions. Disabilities primarily targeted by the S+C program are: serious mental illness, chronic alcohol and/or other drug abuse; and AIDS or related diseases. (See Section 2.2)

Service provider - a person or organization licensed or otherwise qualified to provide supportive services, either for profit or not for profit.

Single Room Occupancy (SRO) - a unit for occupancy by one person, which need not but may contain food preparation or sanitary facilities, or both.

Sponsor - a nonprofit organization which owns or leases dwelling units for use by S+C participants.

Supportive services match - S+C has a requirement that rental assistance funds must be matched with an equal amount of supportive services funded through sources other than S+C. (See Section 4.3)