The Shelter Plus Care (SPC) Program provides rental assistance and case management services to homeless and disabled individuals and families. The program is funded by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development and operated by the Ada County Housing Authority in collaboration with several community agencies. Participants pay 30% of their income towards rent and utilities, and receive ongoing supportive services.

What are the main requirements in order to qualify for this program?

To be eligible, applicants must be literally homeless (ex. living on the streets or in an emergency shelter), and have a disability.

How do you apply for this program?

Applicants for the SPC Program must be referred to the program through Ada County’s Coordinated Entry system, Our Path Home. If you are experiencing homelessness, you may contact (208) 495‐4240 and a staff member will conduct a brief survey to develop a plan to help access housing for you as quickly as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What supportive services are offered?

Services include, but are not limited to, mental health counseling, housing advocacy, medical care, transportation assistance, education services, food, and substance abuse treatment services.

 
Do I have to live in Ada County to use this assistance?

Yes. This project serves the areas of Boise, Meridian, Garden City, Star, Kuna and Eagle.

Additional Resources

2-1-1 Idaho CareLine is a free statewide community information and referral service that provides a comprehensive database of programs that offer free or low-cost health and human services or social services, such as rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, child care resources, emergency shelter, and more.

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