Permanent Supportive Housing

A small percentage of homeless individuals and families with significant disabilities will require some form of assistance indefinitely. Frequent housing relocation is not helpful to building either stability or becoming self sufficient. OKC has emphasized the need for adding additional units of decent housing with appropriate wrap-around services to best meet the needs of those with life-long disabilities.

Homeless Assistance Programs

The largest and only federally competitive grant is the Continuum of Care (CoC).
  • The Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) is currently a non-competitive grant funded by a formula based on population. Eligible activities include homeless prevention, shelter operations and essential services such as transportation and healthcare.
  • The City Social Services Grant (SSG) is not limited to serving the needs of the homeless although a majority of the funding is directed toward those needs.
  • Even though Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) (PDF) is not considered to be a homeless assistance program, the grant does provide funding for emergency housing to prevent homelessness or temporary residence in traditional shelters.   

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