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Figure 1: Federal Programs That May Benefit Persons Experiencing Homelessness in Rural Areas
Category of services
Housing Supportive services
Federal programs Permanenta Short termb Food Healthc Otherd
HUD Single Room Occupancy "
Shelter Plus Caree
Supportive Housing Program " 0
HUD-VA Supportive Housing'f 0
Emergency Shelter Grant 0 0 0
Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act 0
Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program 0
HOME Investment Partnerships 0 0
Community Development Block Grant "
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) 0
Public Housing 0
HHS Runaway and Homeless Youth 0 0 0 0
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness "
Health Care for the Homeless 0
Federal Surplus Real Propertyg 0 0
Grants for the Benefits of Homeless Individuals 0 "
Services in Supportive Housing _ 0
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 0
Headstart 0 0
VA Grant & Per Diem " 0 0 0
Health Care for Homeless Veterans 0
Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans 0
HUD-VA Supportive Housingh
Medical Centers 0 0
Disability Compensation _
Labor Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program 0
Workforce Investment Act 0
Education Education for Homeless Children and Youth
DOJ Transitional Housing Assistance for Child Victims of Domestic Violence, Stalking, or Sexual Assault 0 0
DHS Emergency Food and Shelter 0 0
BIA Human services programs such as Welfare Assistance, Housing Improvement and others
USDA Housing programs such as Single-Family Housing and Multi-family housing 0
Community Facilities Loan _
Food programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
for Women, Infants, and Children; school meals; Commodity Supplemental Food Program; and others
IRS Low Income Housing Tax Credit 0
SSA SSI, SSI-Disabiliy
Mainstream or nontargeted programs
I Programs targeted at homelessness
aPermanent refers to permanent supportive or affordable housing
bShort term refers to emergency or short-term shelters. Examples include homeless shelters,
domestic violence shelters, transitional housing, and hotel vouchers.
Examples include mental health services, physical health services, substance abuse treatment,
residential treatment, and case management.
GAO-10-724 Rural Homelessness
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Rural Homelessness: Better Collaboration by HHS and HUD Could Improve Delivery of Services in Rural Areas, report, July 20, 2010; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301393/m1/20/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.