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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 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
Households receiving emergency grants to prevent eviction/homelessness (County and State funds) 16,6323,7006,6005,6004,600
Percent of households who received prevention assistance and within 12 months enter the homeless continuum 22.0%2.7%3.5%2.5%2.5%
1  The number of households decreased in FY23 due to more restrictive Covid rent relief criteria. The program expects the number of households to increase in FY24 with the expansion of Covid rent relief eligibility and an increase in evictions.
2  The increase in FY23 is due to an increase in evictions and changes to the eligibility requirements for Covid rent relief which, in turn, decreased the number of households receiving support to prevent them from entering the homeless continuum.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved1088192957.00
Enhance: Prevention Services due to Discontinuation of Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (eRAP)8419668.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.17194054.79
FY25 Recommended1344330069.79