Special Needs Assistance Program

Overview
The Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Shelter Plus Care or S+C, provides rental assistance for homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services funded from sources throughout the community through other agencies and programs.

The City of Dubuque has received a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to operate a Sponsor-based Rental Assistance (SRA) Program through SNAP.

The City has entered into a subcontract with a nonprofit local organization, Project Concern, to provide rental assistance, screening prospective participants, and perform assessments of client’s needs. Project Concern leases the units to be occupied by the participants.

Services Provided
SNAP is a program designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases) and their families, who are living in places not intended for human habitation (e.g., streets) or in emergency shelters.

If you have any questions about this program, please call Project Concern at 563.557.8331 or toll free at 1.888.516.7948.
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