Maryland Communities Awarded $68.9M in Homelessness Assistance Funding

Maryland Communities Awarded $68.9M in Homelessness Assistance Funding

Four members of Maryland Philanthropy Network's Funders Together to End Homelessness - Baltimore sit on the Baltimore City Continuum of Care (CoC) Resource Allocation Committee including Erin O'Keefe from The France-Merrick Foundation; Jen Eames from the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund and The Fund for Change; Aliza Sollins from The Annie E. Casey Foundation; and Amelia Brandt from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. When the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services didn't have the capacity, these members volunteered countless hours to respond to the FY23 CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Their efforts to submit the federal grant resulted in an almost $3 million increase in funding for Baltimore City from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)!


HUD awarded $68.9 million in awards from the Continuum of Care Program, designed to provide housing assistance and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness, as well as costs related to planning and data collection.

Baltimore city received the most in funding in Maryland with $29.3 million. It was followed by Prince George’s County ($11.8 million), Montgomery County ($10.6 million), Baltimore County ($3.3 million), Annapolis/Anne Arundel County ($2.8 million), Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester counties ($1.3 million), Howard County ($1.2 million), Mid-Shore region ($846,839) and Carroll County ($526,244). An additional $7.35 million was distributed collectively to other counties statewide.

The award is part of a $3.16 billion effort to fund more than 7,000 projects nationwide. Maryland ranked No. 8 nationwide in amount of money awarded.

California led the nation with $601.4 million, followed by Illinois ($158.2 million), Florida ($133.8 million), Massachusetts ($124.9 million), Michigan ($98.3 million), Connecticut ($81.9 million) and Louisiana ($75.7 million).

HUD’s Continuum of Care Program is the “backbone” federal program supporting community homelessness response systems across the country, providing grants to nonprofit providers, states, Indian Tribes and local governments for permanent and short-term housing assistance, supportive services, planning, data and other costs.

Click here for the full list of Maryland's awars and nonprofit provider projects to be funded this year.

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Source: The Daily Record