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.
Homeless Services 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 27 male beds and 6 female beds. During freezing weather months, screening for homeless residents includes motel placement or placement into the emergency rotating shelter, according to Harford County’s Freezing Weather Plan.
RENT ASSISTANCE/SECURITY DEPOSITS Those in need of rent assistance must have an eviction notice, along with documents to verify identity, household size, residence, and income. No assistance can be provided until all required documentation is received.
RAPID RE-HOUSING The Rapid Re-housing Program assists households to exit homelessness within 30 days of intake. Our program provides up to 1-3 months of rental assistance and stability coordinators provide support and linkage to employment and benefits and work with clients to achieve financial and housing stability. The household is expected to independently sustain the rent when exiting the program.
Current income guidelines (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) are:
For each additional person, add $693.00