Native American, LGBTQ communities grapple with homelessness, housing discrimination

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Raina McLaughlin is a recovering addict, an alcoholic, a new mother and homeless, and up against tremendous odds to remain on a straight path to a stable life. In March, the 27-year-old Native American woman was spending another night at the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way emergency shelter in south Bismarck. “I’m pregnant now and […]

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Olszewski announces $17 million in new funding for eviction prevention in Baltimore County

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Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced that Baltimore County will receive an additional $17 million dollars in rental assistance funding from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, through its allocation of federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds. The new funds will bring the County’s overall investment in housing stability initiatives since […]

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Woman Says 25 Percent Rent Hike Will Leave Her Homeless, Sparking Outrage

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A Maryland woman said in a viral video that her landlord asked her to choose between rent hikes of 25 percent and 38 percent, sparking online outrage. Rents have been shooting up across the United States. In March, the median monthly asking rent was 17 percent higher than a year before, according to real estate […]

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DC Region Registers Drop In Homelessness

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A count of people living in shelters and on the streets from Northern Virginia to the District to suburban Maryland reveals that the region has made some progress against the problem of homelessness. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments reports 7,605 people experiencing homelessness this year, an 8% reduction compared to last year’s data. “The […]

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Census for Youth Homelessness Begins

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Across Maryland, thousands of youth and young adults are living on their own or experiencing homelessness. The census for youth homelessness is one of the many resources working to solve this ongoing issue. The Census for youth experiencing homelessness is a state-wide initiative that identifies students between the ages of 14 and 24 who are […]

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How the Pandemic Factored in Funding for New Homeless Shelter in Prince George’s Co.

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The Prince George’s County Council signed off on a $5 million investment Tuesday in a new homeless shelter for the Warm Nights program, which has offered food and shelter to homeless residents around the Maryland county for years. The money is coming from the American Rescue Plan, and that’s because the pandemic is changing the […]

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Department of Labor seeks to help homeless job seekers

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The Maryland Department of Labor, in partnership with the Maryland Interagency Council on Homelessness, is accepting proposals to help organizations integrate workforce and housing resources to support job seekers experiencing homelessness or in need of eviction prevention. Proposals are due by June 17 for awards that will be made in September. The competitive grant requires […]

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Hunger in America could get worse as supply chains tighten

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Just after Thanksgiving, Carmen Allen became alarmed by the jump in prices and shortages of food products at her local grocery stores. “Cake mix,” Allen says. “I was worried I wouldn’t find enough of it to give out in our food baskets.” Allen serves as president and executive director of Beyond the Sanctuary, a nonprofit […]

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Governor Hogan Announces Historic Investments in Public Health and Human Services, Record Funding For Local Health Departments

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that his Fiscal Year 2023 budget will include historic investments in public health, including record funding for the state’s local health departments. The budget will also expand support for 50,000 low-income children and 27,000 seniors in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), while providing additional resources for food banks and […]

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