The Homeless Prevention Program helps prevent homelessness by providing residents with up to $500 in grant assistance to pay their rent or mortgage.
Funds may also be available to pay security deposits for homeless clients moving from temporary shelter into permanent housing. Income eligibility is 200% of poverty.
Individuals or families in need of assistance with rent, mortgage, or security deposit must call HCAA during normal business hours to make an appointment. Those in need of rent assistance must have an eviction notice, along with the documents listed above to verify identity, household size, residence, and income. No assistance can be provided until all required documentation is received.
Harford Community Action Agency, Inc. became the provider for Harford County for homeless screening services effective 8/1/2014.
HCAA screens homeless individuals in Harford County to be placed in the Welcome One Shelter, operated by FCCAU (Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United). The FCCAU Shelter has 26 male beds and 5 female beds.
During freezing weather months, screening for homeless residents includes motel placement according to Harford County’s Freezing Weather Plan.
All homeless residents can come into the agency at 1010 Gateway Road, Edgewood, MD 21040 during normal business hours. Please call the office at #443-456-3629 for any weather related closures.
Current income guidelines (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) are:
For each additional person, add $693.00