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Program Description

  Housing Initiative Program

The Housing Initiative Program is a Housing First permanent supportive housing program serving individuals and families with disabilities. Program participants are quickly connected to permanent scattered site units without any preconditions and offered intensive wraparound support services. The rental assistance is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services staff and services are offered via contracts with non-profit partners. This program also acts as the lead entity for the 1115 Medicaid Waiver Assistance in Community Integration Services through the state Department of Health.

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 FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Housing Initiative Program: Number of clients served9121,0151,0001,0001,000
Housing Initiative Program -Days from housing program assignment (to accepted) to housed7084604540
Percent of households who retain permanent housing after 12 months100%95%99%99%99%
Decrease in acuity score, measuring the severity of presenting issues impacting housing stability 1N/A25505560
1  Transition to new reporting system (Qlik) impacted FY20 reporting. Measure resumed in FY21. Reported 19% for FY20 retroactively.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved3171052.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-196640.00
FY23 Approved2974412.00