February 20, 2020

Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce nearly $2 Million in Renewed Funding to Combat Homelessness in Western Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced the award of $1,935,715 for 17 projects to counter homelessness in Western Maryland through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. These funds will be used throughout Allegany, Garrett, Washington, and Frederick Counties. This competitive grant program awards nonprofits, state and local governments and their agents for initiatives that provide transitional or permanent housing, rental assistance, or supportive services with the goal of ending homelessness.

“Increasing the availability of affordable housing is a complicated challenge with no one simple solution. This federal funding will support a variety of community-driven initiatives that make a real and meaningful difference for thousands of Marylanders,” said the lawmakers. “We are proud to represent many advocates and organizations working tirelessly to combat homelessness in our region and we remain committed to supporting their important work.”

This program is authorized under Subtitle C of Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11381-11389). The CoC Program is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities; promote access to mainstream homeless programs for individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

See below for a full list of the grants awarded in the region.

Recipient/Project

Award

Maryland Department of Health/Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Allegany County

$64,933

Maryland Department of Health/BHA PSH Frederick County

$307,114

Maryland Department of Health/BHA PSH Washington County

$290,886

Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc. / HRDC Leasing Supportive Housing Project

$14,512

Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc. / Transitional Housing Services

$67,365

YMCA of Cumberland / Y Permanent Housing

$408,969

YMCA of Cumberland / Y Transitional Housing

$70,350

City of Frederick / City Housing First Program

$161,364

City of Frederick / Planning Project Application

$18,618

Friends for Neighborhood Progress, Inc. / FFNP Housing First Renewal

$78,842

Heartly House, Inc. / Heartly House DV Bonus Renewal

$17,195

Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. / CoC Planning Project MD510

$7,108

Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. / RRH for Individuals and Families

$52,473

Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. / SHP DIS

$170,238

Potomac Case Management Services, INC / WC PSH Families

$31,255

Potomac Case Management Services, INC / WC PSH Program Individuals

$177,388

Washington County Community Action Council, Inc. / CoC MD 512 Planning Project

$15,105

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