Administering CoC rental assistance (including rapid re-housing)

Many Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) currently partner with non-profit organizations to provide permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness, including permanent supportive housing that receives  assistance funded through HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) and Shelter Plus Care programs.

Through these programs, program participants receive rental assistance administered by PHAs, in conjunction with supportive services, which are provided through partnerships with other organizations.

The HEARTH Act, enacted in 2009, expands the types of permanent housing provided to persons who are experiencing homelessness and expanding opportunities for PHAs to apply for and administer rental assistance through HUD’s CoC Program.