Many special needs individuals and families seeking housing assistance are also in need of supportive services, and in many cases housing without the social service component is not enough. The services offered vary depending on the program but include case management, counseling, medical care, and other services. The primary goal of the services is to provide participants the support and encouragement needed to obtain and maintain permanent housing.

Who is eligible?

Supportive Housing helps chronically homeless individuals and families who are sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, and abandoned buildings, or those who are sleeping in an emergency shelter as a primary nighttime residence.

Supportive Housing Programs and Information

The BCACHA currently administers four Supportive Housing Programs:  Shelter Plus Care- Ada County, Coordinated Housing Options and Individualized Services (CHOIS), Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Transitional Housing through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). BCACHA also contracts with Idaho Housing and Finance Association to administer rental assistance for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program, and Shelter Plus Care- Region III.