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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 - Special Needs Housing 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 FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Average length of stay in days by homeless families in emergency shelter9192909090
Number of families placed in emergency shelters129124124124124

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved78092263.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-3115513-1.00
FY19 Approved46937132.00

Notes: In FY18, the Special Needs Housing Division was reorganized. As a result, services for homeless single adults and homeless families were separated into distinct programs, homeless diversion and homeless prevention services were separated into distinct programs, and the Healthcare for the Homeless Program was transferred from the Public Health Services Division to the Special Needs Housing Division. The multi-program adjustments above reflect this reorganization.