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Program Description


Homelessness Prevention provides intake and assessment for County households that are experiencing a housing-related emergency. The program's focus is on crisis intervention and prevention. State and County grants are provided to prevent evictions and utility cut offs. Additionally, referrals are made for income support programs such as Temporary Cash Assistance. 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 FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Households receiving emergency grants to prevent eviction/homelessness (County and State funds) 18,9789,0449,0609,0609,060
Percent of households who received prevention assistance and within 12 months enter the homeless continuum 2N/A9%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

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved736825748.10
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.3076298.00
FY21 Recommended767588656.10