HCAA screens homeless individuals in Harford County to be placed in the Welcome One Shelter, operated by Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United (FCCAU). 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.
Harford Community Action Agency is proud to provide the following homeless prevention services:
Homelessness Prevention assistance is for households at risk of homelessness. Homelessness prevention assistance is intended to provide housing stabilization services necessary to prevent an individual or family from moving into an emergency shelter, the streets, or a place not meant for human habitation.
Rapid Re-Housing Program (RRH) assists household(s) who are living on the street, in their vehicles, coming out of shelter or fleeing domestic violence with housing location assistance, with security deposit and first month’s rent.
Note: Third Party verification will be required to confirm housing status from other service providers in order to establish RRH criterion.
Street Outreach is an intervention is designed to meet those who are experiencing homelessness where they are. This can and will mean places that are not meant for habitation, i.e. tent encampments, inside an operable or inoperable vehicle, vacated or abandoned house, etc.
These interactions are provided with the hope of establishing rapport and ultimately linking these individuals to services within the Continuum of Care that include shelter placement, permanent supportive housing placement, mental health assistance, vital records aid, medical assistance and stable independent living via Rapid Re-Housing Program.
The Continuum of Care program is designed to assist sheltered and unsheltered homeless people by providing the housing and/or services needed to help individuals move into transitional and permanent housing with the goal of long-term stability.