Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program--Special Needs (KDHAP-SN): Fact Sheet   [open pdf - 94KB]

"The Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program (KDHAP) has been enhanced to better target assistance to persons who were homeless prior to Hurricane Katrina, were displaced by Hurricane Katrina, and have special needs. In coordination with FEMA, Public Housing Authorities (PHA), and Continuum of Care (CoC) homeless assistance and HOPWA providers, HUD will administer the Special Needs component of the Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program (KDHAP-SN). This program component will provide housing search, housing stabilization service coordination and rental housing assistance for up to 18 months from the date of declaration of the disaster. Although eligibility for the KDHAP has been well defined, evacuees eligible for special needs assistance under KDHAP are specifically those who were sleeping on the streets or in other places not meant for human habitation or residing in emergency shelter, transitional housing, or housing assisted under the Supportive Housing (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C) or Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs immediately prior to Hurricane Katrina. HUD seeks the assistance of Continuum of Care (CoC) homeless service providers and HOPWA grantees and project sponsors to share this information within the housing and supportive services network to quickly alert program beneficiaries of this assistance."

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