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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Baltimore plans to use $90.4 million, largely from COVID relief funds, for housing programs for homeless

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Baltimore is using $90.4 million in federal funding to create emergency housing and other housing assistance programs, Mayor Brandon Scott announced Tuesday. The majority of the funds are drawn from the city’s $641 million COVID-19 relief money and mark the largest dollar amount the city has spent on homeless services. The Mayor’s Office of Homeless […]

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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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Baltimore Will Conduct Count Of Homeless Population in February, Scott Says

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Baltimore officials will conduct the city’s count of people experiencing homeless next month, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services announced Friday. The Point-In-Time Count, as it’s called, will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. Staffers and volunteers will attempt to survey people who are sleeping and sheltering in places not meant for human […]

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Here’s How Homelessness In Maryland Compares To The Rest Of The Country

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Homelessness is on the rise in the United States. According to a study published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the number of Americans experiencing homelessness has grown each year since 2015. As of January 2020, there were an estimated 580,466 Americans experiencing homelessness Though the exact effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on America’s […]

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