WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Representatives Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced more than $3,699,000 in federal funding for the City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Human Services through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. These federal funds will support a comprehensive planning process to develop the best strategies to meet the needs of homeless youth in Baltimore City.
“Every young person in Baltimore and around the nation deserves a safe place to call home. Connecting homeless youth with the services that they need will make an enormous difference in the course of their lives,” said the Members. “We will continue to support innovative partnerships that develop positive solutions for Baltimore.”
“I’d like to thank our federal partners for providing access to these critical funds,” said Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “This grant will allow the City of Baltimore to develop a data driven plan focused on the needs of unaccompanied youth and to initiate programs to better serve those in need of housing and supportive services.”
HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program funds may be used for permanent housing, transitional housing, supportive services, Homeless Management Information Systems, or homelessness prevention. Grantees may include nonprofit providers, States, and local governments working to quickly re-house homeless and unaccompanied youth. Funding is authorized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11381-11389, Title IV, Subtitle C, as amended.)