Section 2.4: Test Your Knowledge of Eligible Activities and Participants

This is an opportunity to review what you know about eligible activities and participants under the Shelter Plus Care program. Answer True or False after each question.

Question 1: Eligible S+C activities are restricted to rental assistance for program participants and the administrative costs associated with administering the rental assistance.
True
False

Question 2: Providing a security deposit of up to one month's rent is an eligible use for S+C rental assistance funds.
True
False

Question 3: Providing housing information and search assistance is an eligible administrative cost.
True
False

Question 4: If administrative costs exceed 8 percent of the total S+C grant, a S+C grantee may draw down additional funds for eligible administrative costs if funds from grant savings are available.
True
False

Question 5: The cost of preparing reports to HUD is not an eligible administrative cost.
True
False

Question 6: In order for a homeless household to receive rental assistance through the S+C program, all adults in the household must meet the S+C program definition of disabled.
True
False

Question 7: An individual is considered homeless if he or she is spending a short time in a hospital or other institution, but is otherwise homeless.
True
False

Question 8: Grantees may NOT establish a preference for a targeted population in the S+C program. (Targeted populations include people with serious mental illness; chronic problems with alcohol, drugs, or both; and persons with HIV/AIDS).
True
False