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Program Description

  Homeless Family Services

Homeless Family Services provides emergency shelter and transitional housing to families with children experiencing homelessness. Services include intake and assessment, case management, and housing location to link families experiencing homelessness to housing, behavioral health, financial, and legal programs. All services are housing-focused with a goal of connecting families 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 families 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
Percentage of households remaining housed at least 12 months after placement in permanent supportive housing9695939393

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved30328889.90
Add: Youth Drop-in Center2465000.00
Increase Cost: Homeless Services Grant1217400.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.7045922.00
FY19 Approved410572011.90

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.