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Program Description


Prevention provides conflict resolution, mediation, financial assistance, housing location, and case management to County residents at risk of or experiencing homelessness. The program's focus is to partner with families and individuals to resolve their housing emergency through creative problem-solving. State and County grants are provided to prevent evictions and utility cut offs or secure new housing. Short-term case management services are provided to help at-risk households develop and implement plans to prevent a future housing crisis.

Program Contacts

Contact Amanda Harris 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 FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Households receiving emergency grants to prevent eviction/homelessness (County and State funds) 19,04411,05310,00010,00010,000
Percent of households who received prevention assistance and within 12 months enter the homeless continuum 29%9%8%8%8%
1  This measure includes County and State funds.
2  This measure, by definition, has a one year lag. FY19 is therefore based on cases initiated in FY18.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved765850449.10
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4823645.00
FY22 Approved814086854.10