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Program Description

  Interagency Commission on Homelessness

The Montgomery County Continuum of Care (CoC) coordinates the community's policies, strategies, and implementation of a housing and services system to prevent and end homelessness through a collaboration of public and private sector groups. Responsibilities include promoting a community-wide commitment to ending homelessness, providing funding for efforts to promote community-wide planning and strategic use of resources to address homelessness, and improving coordination and integration with mainstream resources and other programs targeted to people experiencing homelessness. The Interagency Commission on Homelessness is a group of appointed leaders of the CoC who have authority to make decisions on behalf of the CoC.

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
Dollars brought into the continuum from non-County funds 1$35,017,603$8,130,512$5,766,676$4,791,667$4,791,667
Number of individuals with lived experience participating as ICH Commissioner or on committees 285111111
Number of total homeless individuals counted during the Annual Point in Time Count 3581894819753693
1  There was no additional Covid grant funding in FY23.
2  The current 5 committee members are actively recruiting additional members to get the committee membership to 11 in FY24. The Interagency Committee on Homelessness (ICH) full commission has two terms (3 years each, a total of 6 years), but the ICH committees do not have a set term of service. In FY23, the committee had multiple recruiting events but was not successful in getting consistent membership due to several barriers both the committee members and people with lived experiences face.
3  In FY23, homelessness increased due to many factors, including: fewer housing vacancies, higher rents, continued denials due to criminal and/or credit background issues, increased evictions, growing ineligibility for federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds, and increasing usage of County shelters by clients from neighboring jurisdictions.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved40000.00
FY25 Recommended40000.00