The Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness (the Coalition) is the convening and planning body for Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis tasked with promoting community-wide commitment to ending homelessness, creation of and access to mainstream programs by people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, and optimizing self-sufficiency within our community. This group promotes community-wide planning and strategic use of resources to address homelessness and is committed to improving data collection and performance measurement over time.
The Coalition is designated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the primary oversight board of the Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis Continuum of Care (CoC). The group is charged with designing and maintaining a local system to support sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness and providing the services necessary to help them access housing and obtain long-term stability.
The mission of the Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness is to ensure homelessness is rare and brief through education and advocacy.
The vision and purpose of the Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness, a collaborative and inclusive community based planning body, is to end and prevent homelessness in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, including the City of Annapolis by: (a) working to facilitate an adequate supply of affordable permanent housing with supportive services for the homeless; (b) providing a vehicle for community investment in and support of the mission to end homelessness; (c) establishing a collaborative partnership to ensure a coordinated delivery of services to end homelessness; and (d) advocacy to make recommendations for legislative improvements and funding related to homelessness on the County, State, and federal level.
To learn more and read the Coalition to End Homelessness Governance Charter, click here.
The Homeless Coalition consists of over 50 County and City of Annapolis agencies and individuals, including concerned citizens, nonprofit homeless service providers, organizations serving special needs clientele, and others with interests and who play critical roles in ending homelessness in the County.
The Coalition invites all interested persons and organizations – including people who are currently or formally homeless – to become members of the Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness. Members share the Coalition’s vision and mission to prevent and end homelessness in the County, actively engage in identifying creative solutions and funding to further the Continuum of Care for people experiencing homelessness in the County, and support community education around the issue of homelessness. They receive regular updates concerning the status of homelessness and services in the County, are informed of funding opportunities and other resources available within the County and troubleshoot challenges in a group setting with the support of local experts.
Coalition General Body Meetings are held semi-monthly on the 1st Friday of the month. The Homeless Coalition Board meets monthly on the First Friday of each month. Meeting minutes are available upon request.
Please contact Hannah Breakstone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-222-3958 to become a member, add your name to our mailing list, or receive general meeting notices and minutes.
Funding Opportunities for Homeless Services (Continuum of Care Grants)
For more information about funding opportunities, see the Continuum of Care grants page here.
Homeless Resources & Information
For more information on homeless resources in the County, please see the Homeless Resources page here.
Homeless Data System
In compliance with HUD mandate, Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness developed a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Many agencies in Anne Arundel County who offer housing and services to people who are homeless participate in this data system. It helps homeless agencies collaborate, coordinate care, and manage services. The value of this data system is to produce an unduplicated count of homeless persons, understand patterns of service use, and measure the effectiveness of homeless programs in Anne Arundel County.
Every year, each CoC is required to submit a System Performance Measures report to HUD. The report includes system-level performance data on the CoC’s progress in meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness in the community. To view previous System Performance Measures data, please click here to visit the HUD Exchange website. The Anne Arundel County CoC is listed as MD-503 in the data.
For more information about the Coalition, please contact: