Maryland Gets $69M Federal Funds for Homeless Services

Maryland will receive nearly $69 million in federal funding to support housing assistance and services for residents experiencing homelessness across the state.

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Maryland Gets $69M Federal Funds for Homeless Services
Charles County Department of Social Services

Maryland has been awarded nearly $69 million in federal funding to support homeless services across the state. The funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care program represents a historic $3.16 billion nationwide allocation.

Maryland’s 10 Continuum of Care organizations will receive $68,928,914 to provide housing assistance and supportive services for residents experiencing homelessness. This funding amount is an 11.5% increase over the previous fiscal year.

“I thank the Biden-Harris Administration and Maryland’s congressional delegation for their leadership and support of this historic investment in homelessness prevention,” Governor Moore said. “This funding will bolster our efforts to fight homelessness and end poverty. Together, we will uplift our communities, defend our most vulnerable, and leave no one behind.”

The Continuum of Care program provides grants to non-profits, states, tribes, and local governments for permanent and temporary housing, supportive services, planning, data collection, and associated costs. The 10 Continuums of Care in Maryland coordinate the state’s response to homelessness.

The Maryland Balance of State Continuum, which serves nine rural and suburban counties, received $7,353,991 – a 17.5% funding increase. These funds will maintain 36 existing projects while launching five new initiatives, including:

  • Partnerships to help domestic violence survivors access coordinated housing resources and services
  • Rapid re-housing and case management for 75 households in Cumberland
  • Transitional housing and supportive services for 26 households in Southern Maryland

“Marylanders facing homelessness need the shelter and services provided by our valued partners to begin the journey to long-term safety and stability,” said Housing Secretary Jake Day. “The state will continue coordinating all resources, including this federal allocation, to end chronic homelessness in Maryland.”

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