Homeless Services and Grant Funding

Homelessness is not something anyone chooses and it is not something that can be changed overnight. We are all one significant life event away from becoming homeless. The Office of Community Programs works to coordinate statewide efforts aimed at reducing the numbers of Homeless households in Maryland. The office also oversees the estimated $10million in grant funding that is awarded to providers across the state. Although we do not provide actual housing placement or emergency support services on site, we coordinate with those who do.​

To find out more about the grants available to homeless service providers, please visit our provider page.

We are very proud of the daily hard work that goes into our goal of ending homelessness in Maryland. Learn more about the work of Maryland’s Interagency Council on Homelessness or review their most recent Annual Report on Homelessness.

New Registration Requirement for Shelter Providers Serving Unaccompanied Minors

Effective July 1, 2020, any public or private nonprofit organization that provides shelter or supportive services to minors in need of shelter must register with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. There is no cost associated with registering with the state; however, there are several assurances that must be met in order to meet statutory requirements.