Commercial project specialist, Shelter Project Commercial, or SPC, is the name of a new initiative by the National Shelter Project, which aims to create a “new commercial-scale commercial-use shelter” to address a growing need for shelters for the homeless population.
The program is the result of a collaboration between the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Shelter Project Commercial will initially be used as a pilot project for the new shelter, but will be expanded to include a larger number of homeless veterans and others who are in a transitional shelter setting.
SPC hopes to provide affordable housing for the chronically homeless by establishing housing options that are accessible to all.
The agency plans to offer a “guest house” for the veterans and other homeless veterans who want to stay in their old homes, while offering free shelter to those in shelters.
The SPC is part of the National Disaster Resilience and Restoration Program, which was created by the Trump administration in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to help mitigate the effects of future disasters.
The federal government has been working to expand the federal disaster relief programs that can benefit the homeless in order to help alleviate the effects on local economies, according to the Housing Department.
SSC is expected to help meet that need in the future, according the agency.
According to the SPC website, “This project was designed to be a safe, affordable and sustainable community of low-income housing for chronically homeless individuals in a safe location.”
It is not yet clear how the SSC project will be funded, but the agency said that the goal is to have the program operational by July 2020.
The government has pledged $10 million to help the SCC begin its operations.
The SPC will be operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is in charge of housing veterans.