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

February 20, 2020

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin 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.



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


Maryland Department of Health/BHA PSH
Frederick County


Maryland Department of Health/BHA PSH
Washington County


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


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


YMCA of Cumberland / Y Permanent Housing


YMCA of Cumberland / Y Transitional


City of Frederick / City Housing First


City of Frederick / Planning Project


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


Heartly House, Inc. / Heartly House DV
Bonus Renewal


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


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


Garrett County Community Action
Committee, Inc. / SHP DIS


Potomac Case Management Services, INC /
WC PSH Families


Potomac Case Management Services, INC /
WC PSH Program Individuals


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


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