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Maryland Delegation Members Announce More than $13 Million in Renewed Funding to Combat Homelessness in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties

February 20, 2020

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, Jamie Raskin, and David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced the award of $13,187,737 for 32 projects to counter homelessness in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. 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.”

Kirstin’s Haven, a Camp Springs organization focused on helping homeless veterans find sustainable housing, will receive federal funding through this grant program for the first time. According to founder and CEO Steven Foncham, “This grant will be life changing for the individuals we serve within our community. It will allow Kirstin’s Haven, Inc. to provide permanent housing solutions and offer families a place to call home.” 

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

The National Center for Children and
Families / Rapid Rehousing Family Program – NCCF

$75,223

Housing Opportunities Commission /
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) 10

$3,346,588

Housing Opportunities Commission /
Permanent Supportive Housing 14

$726,545

Interfaith Works Inc. / Interfaith
Homes

$370,136

Montgomery County Coalition for the
Homeless, Inc. / Cordell

$145,242

Montgomery County Coalition for the
Homeless, Inc. / Home First I

$168,285

Montgomery County Coalition for the
Homeless, Inc. / Home First II

$334,456

Montgomery County Coalition for the
Homeless, Inc. / Hope Housing

$597,332

Montgomery County Coalition for the
Homeless, Inc. / Keys First

$948,696

Montgomery County Coalition for the
Homeless, Inc. / Personal Living Quarters Seneca Heights Apartments

$394,510

Montgomery County Maryland / MD-601 CoC
Planning Application FY2019

$269,478

Kirstin’s Haven Inc. / Kirstin’s Haven
PSH

$283,007

United Communities Against Poverty,
Inc. (UCAP) / UCAP Path I 2019

$232,650

United Communities Against Poverty,
Inc. (UCAP) / UCAP Path II 2019

$194,136

United Communities Against Poverty,
Inc. (UCAP) / UCAP Path III 2019

$198,204

VESTA, Inc. / Vesta PSH

$157,868

Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.
/ VOAC PG Supportive Housing Program

$200,577

Prince George’s County, Maryland /
Coordinated Entry

$280,000

Prince George’s County, Maryland / HELP

$594,947

Prince George’s County, Maryland / HMIS

$85,000

Prince George’s County, Maryland / PGH

$213,641

Prince George’s County, Maryland /
Planning

$169,804

Prince George’s County, Maryland /
THRRP

$60,405

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services,
Inc. / LARS PSH

$469,837

Community Crisis Services, Inc.  /
CCSI RRH

$101,558

Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. /
HIP Success

$377,769

Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese
of Washington / Fortitude

$162,415

Jobs Have Priority (JHP), Inc. /
Permanent Supportive Housing

$261,736

Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese
of Washington, Inc. / Montgomery County Rapid Re-Housing

$545,396

Pathways to Housing DC / Project Home

$510,000

Maryland Department of Health / MDH BHA
PG 15

$354,675

Maryland Department of Health / MDH BHA
PG 16

$357,621



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