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Program Description

  Homeless Services for Families

Homeless Services for Families provides emergency shelter and transitional housing to families with children. Services include intake and assessment, case management, and housing location to link families experiencing homelessness to housing, behavioral health, financial, and legal programs. All services are housing focused with a goal of connecting families with permanent housing as quickly as possible and removing systemic barriers to accessing housing and services.

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
Number of individuals as part of a family unit experiencing homelessness for the first time 451426420420420
Average length of stay in days by homeless families in emergency shelter 15473553030
Percent of households returning to homelessness11%10%8%5%5%
1  During FY21 the Continuum of Care (CoC) saw an increase in the number of Households with minor children as well as an increase in household size. This created difficulties in getting families housed and out of shelter, resulting in an increase in length-of-time (LOT) in shelter for families.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved32404913.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1013970.00
FY23 Approved33418883.00