Two Baltimore County agencies, the Division of Neighborhood Improvement and the Department of Social Services (DSS), have the primary responsibility for providing services to the homeless, or those who are at risk of becoming homeless. Neighborhood Improvement employs a Homeless Services Administrator, a Homeless Shelter Coordinator, as well as a manager of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
The Division of Neighborhood Improvement also employs a team of grants administrators who, among other duties, oversee significant annual grant funding that goes to various organizations that provide services to the homeless and work to prevent homelessness. A majority of the funding for these programs is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Baltimore County government works in partnership with several organizations striving to prevent homelessness and manage services to the homeless. A select list of our partners includes:
- Alliance, Inc.
- Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless (BCCH)
- Baltimore County Department of Health
- Baltimore County Department of Social Services
- Catholic Charities
- Catonsville Emergency Food Ministries
- Community Assistance Network (CAN)
- Community Crisis Center
- Family Crisis Center, Inc.
- Health Care for the Homeless - Baltimore County
- INNterim Housing, Inc
- Jewish Community Services
- MD Food Bank
- Night of Peace Family Shelter, Inc.
- Turn Around, Inc.
- United Way of Central Maryland
- YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area, Inc.
Keenan Jones, Homeless Services Administrator