Last month, Anne Arundel County was awarded $2,472,691 in nationally competitive grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue and expand our work to end homelessness. ACDS, in partnership with numerous agencies and nonprofits serving the homeless, coordinates and submits the consolidated application on behalf of the County.
This funding is critical; and not just because it will help pay for housing with services for approximately 175 individuals and families, it also leverages other resources and partnerships from the over 60 organizations and agencies participating in the County’s Coalition to End Homelessness.
Funding from this grant will enable organizations like Catholic Charities to provide a rapid re-housing program assisting homeless families to quickly become re-housed and self-sufficient. The grant will also support organizations like Arundel House of Hope and the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency to continue to provide permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless men and women. These organizations, along with many others, work together as part of the County’s Coalition to End Homelessness to build a continuum of services – from street outreach and emergency shelter to permanent housing with needed supportive services – to house our County’s most vulnerable residents.
This year many of the renewal grants were consolidated – meaning programs with the same administrator were combined – which will increase the efficiency of grant administration and help us better serve our clients. Below are the grantees:
AACMHA – SHOP Program (Consolidated)
ACDS – Anne Arundel Partnership for Housing (Consolidated)
AHOH Community Housing Program (Consolidated)
AHOH Safe Haven Program (Consolidated)
BHA S+C Anne Arundel County 26 units NOFA 2018
Catholic Charities Rapid Re-Housing Program
PEP Housing First (Consolidated)
For more information on the Coalition to End Homelessness, please visit our website here.