Shelter Plus Care Program
The Shelter Plus Care Program was established in 1995 to provide long-term rental assistance in connection with case management to homeless persons with disabilities. The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded program is a collaborative effort between San Mateo County Mental Health (providing coordinated support services) and the San Mateo County Housing Authority (providing subsidized housing assistance). The Program serves as an attainable goal for many of the Spring Street Shelter and Transitional Housing residents. As individuals develop the skills necessary to maintain their stability in an environment of further independence, they are placed in affordable community-based apartments with continuing case management.
A therapist, doctor, case manager or other professional must submit a referral form, to be reviewed by the Shelter Plus Care Committee for eligibility.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Participants find their own studio and one bedroom apartments throughout San Mateo County, with the assistance of a case manager. Some sponsor-based units are also available for individuals able and willing to share housing.
Individuals pay 30% of their gross monthly income toward total rental amount.
Participants agree to a one year lease, which converts to month-to-month the second year.
Case Management and Support:
Case management, based at the Spring St. Shelter, is provided and indvidualized toward needs of each participant (with a minimum requirement of one meeting per month).