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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 - 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 Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved519745634.60
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.10843334.50
FY19 Approved628178939.10

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.