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Program Description

  Homeless Services for Single Adults

Homeless Services for Single Adults provides emergency shelter, street outreach, and transitional housing to adults experiencing homelessness. All services are housing focused with a goal of connecting adults with permanent housing as quickly as possible by removing barriers such as poor credit, criminal history, limited or no access to behavioral and somatic healthcare, and low or no income. Homeless services include centralized shelter intake and diversion, comprehensive case management, assertive engagement, housing location, employment training and job development, legal services, and assistance with entitlements like Food Stamps and Medicaid.

Program Contacts

Contact Christine Hong of the HHS - Services to End and Prevent Homelessness at 240.777.1179 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of homeless single adults counted during Annual Point in Time Count 1408625590531478
Length of time homeless in days for adults in emergency shelter, outreach, or transitional housing 2164215194174157
Percent of positive exits to permanent housing from street outreach, emergency shelter, or transitional shelter 347%48%52%56%60%
1  Several factors contributed to the increase in FY23: the end of the pandemic-related moratorium on evictions; high-income requirements imposed by landlords; and high rents alongside client barriers such as no income, poor credit, and/or criminal history. The program projects a decreasing trend in coming fiscal years due to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to house unsheltered persons and a partnership with the State to get more permanent supportive housing slots.
2  The increase in length of time is likely due to high-income requirements imposed by landlords and high rents alongside client barriers such as no income, poor credit, and/or criminal history. Performance is also affected by turnover among staff for direct service providers and inadequate access to behavioral health services.
3  The increase in the percent of positive exits in FY23 is due to increased housing options including rapid rehousing, up to 12-month rental assistance subsidy, light-touch case management, and other rental assistance programs.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved133848372.00
Enhance: Emergency Shelter Capacity, Hypothermia Overflow, and Security Services28656860.00
Enhance: Add Three Peer Support Specialists at Interfaith Works to Address Behavioral Health Needs at Progress Place2079500.00
Eliminate: Ending of Emergency Housing Program (EHP) Grant-26652600.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2664051.00
FY25 Recommended140596183.00