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Program Description

  Homeless Single Adult Services

Homeless Single Adult Services provides emergency shelter, street outreach, safe haven, and transitional housing to adults experiencing homelessness. Services include street outreach and engagement, comprehensive needs assessments, and case management to link persons experiencing homelessness to housing, behavioral health, financial, and legal programs. All services are housing-focused with a goal of connecting adults with permanent housing as quickly as possible and removing systemic barriers to accessing housing and services. All homeless service providers participate in the Coordinated Entry System which uses a coordinated assessment to prioritize individuals for housing.

Program Contacts

Contact Amanda Harris of the HHS - Services to End and Prevent Homelessness at 240.777.1179 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Average length of stay in days by homeless families in emergency shelter 19279706560
Number of families placed in emergency shelters 2124144140151164
1  The Montgomery County Continuum of Care has implemented a coordinated entry system for families experiencing homelessness with a goal of connecting households to permanent housing as quickly as possible. Emergency shelter staff have changed their approach to service delivery. Additionally, SEPH's Rapid Rehousing program expansion created greater access to permanent housing for families exiting emergency shelter.
2  There is a direct correlation between the number of days in family emergency shelter and the number of households served. The shorter the length of stay in shelter, the more households can be served in shelter.

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved46937132.00
Decrease Cost: Delay Implementation of the Youth Drop-in Center-2465000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2064270.00
FY20 Approved46536402.00