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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 FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Housing Initiative Program: Number of clients served823912900910920
Housing Initiative Program -Days from housing program assignment (to accepted) to housed6370555050
Percent of households who retain permanent housing after 12 months99%100%99%99%99%
Decrease in acuity score, measuring the severity of presenting issues impacting housing stability 160N/A687274
1  Transition to new reporting system (Qlik) impacts FY20 reporting. This measure will resume in FY21.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved3169142.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1910.00
FY22 Approved3171052.00