Housing Resources - Shelter Plus Care

Shelter Plus Care is a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to provide rental subsidies and supportive services to homeless individuals with disabilities, primarily those with chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Shelter Plus Care is primarily administered by the State of Maine, Department of Health & Human Services-Adult Mental Health (DHHS). DHHS and it’s network of Local Administrative Agencies throughout the state, have committed to providing the direct support services and rental assistance components of the program.  Recipients may also elect to receive services from a host of local providers.  Following a Housing First model, initial SPC recipients are encouraged, but not required to accept the provision of services to go hand in hand with the voucher.