Glossary of CPD Terms - S

These are some terms that are specifically related to HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs or functions.

means the process by which GSA surveys Federal agencies, or State, local and non-profit entities, to determine if any such entity has an interest in using excess Federal property to carry out a particular agency mission or a specific public use.

Section 8 Existing Rental Assistance
A Federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income families who are unable to afford market rents. Assistance may be in the form of vouchers or certificates.

Section 8 Homeownership Program
Allows low-income families who qualify for Section 8 rental assistance to use their certificates or vouchers to pay for homeownership costs under a mortgage.

Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program
The SRO program provides rental assistance to homeless individuals in connection with the moderate rehabilitation of SRO dwellings. Resources to fund the cost of rehabilitating the dwellings must be from other sources. However, the rental assistance covers operating expenses of the SRO housing, including debt service for rehabilitation financing, provided that the monthly rental assistance or unit does not exceed the moderate rehabilitation fair market rent for an SRO unit, as established by HUD.

Self-Help Homeownership Program (SHOP)
SHOP provides funds for non-profit organizations to purchase home sites and develop or improve the infrastructure needed to set the stage for sweat equity and volunteer-based homeownership programs for low-income families.

Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program
Provides grants for rental assistance for homeless people with disabilities through four component programs: Tenant, Sponsor, Project, and SRO Rental Assistance.

Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
Provides rental assistance to homeless individuals in connection with moderate rehabilitation of SRO dwellings.

State-assisted public entity
means a unit of general local government in a nonentitlement area which is assisted by a State as required in Sec. "">570.704(b)(9) and Sec. 570.705(b)(2).

State homeless coordinator
means a state contact person designated by a state to receive and disseminate information and communications received from the Interagency Council on the Homeless in accordance with Section 210(a) of the Stewart B. McKinney Act of 1987, as amended.

State Recipient
State PJs can award their HOME funds to units of local governments to run HOME locally. Any unit of local government designated by a State to receive HOME funds is called a State recipient. The State is responsible for ensuring that HOME funds allocated to State recipients are used in accordance with the HOME regulations and other applicable laws.

A public agency or nonprofit organization selected by a participating jurisdiction to administer all or a portion of the participating jurisdiction’s HOME Program. A public agency or nonprofit organization that receives HOME funds solely as a developer or owner of housing is not a subrecipient.

Suitable Property
means that HUD has determined that a particular property satisfies the criteria listed in Sec. 581.6.

Substantial rehabilitation
means rehabilitation that involves costs in excess of 75 percent of the value of the building after rehabilitation.

Supportive Housing
Housing, including housing units and group quarters, that has a supportive environment and includes a planned service component.

Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202)
Capital advances to eligible, private, nonprofit sponsors to finance the development of rental housing with supportive services for the elderly.

Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
Promotes the development of supportive housing and supportive services, including innovative approaches that assist homeless people in the transition from homelessness and enable them to live as independently as possible. SHP funds may be used to provide transitional housing, permanent housing for persons with disabilities, innovative supportive housing, supportive services, or safe havens for the homeless.

Supportive Services
Services provided to residents of supportive housing to facilitate residents' independence. Examples include case management, medical or psychological counseling and supervision, childcare, transportation, and job training.

Surplus property
means any excess real property not required by any Federal landholding agency for its needs or the discharge of its responsibilities, as determined by the Administrator of GSA.

Surplus Property Program To Assist the Homeless (Title V)
Homeless organizations pay operating and repair costs on the surplus properties that are leased rent free and as is. Leases may run from 1 to 20 years, depending on the availability of the property and other factors. Surplus properties may also be deeded to the organizations. The program provides no funding. For the name and contact at these agencies, call the nearest HUD field office or the HUD toll-free number 800-927-7588.

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