The SOAR program improves access to federal benefits that homeless clients may be eligible for.
More specifically, SOAR involves training and resources for local agencies addressing homelessness and provides tools that will improve their homeless clients’ access to SSI and SSDI or other disability benefits administered by the Social Security Administration.
CoCs are invited to submit a brief, 3-5 page application in response to the Request for Applications (RFA) to participate in the SOAR TA Project by March 15, 2013. A message of interest and intent to file an application is requested, but not required, by February 27.
Participation in SOAR requires local commitment and collaboration while working closely with the SOAR State Team Lead to ensure that the effort is consistent with that of other communities in the state. In many states, the local and/or balance of state CoCs are actively involved in SOAR implementation at both the state and local levels.