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The overall number of persons experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County decreased by 11%, as reported in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (COG) 2016 point in time survey, released yesterday at COG’s board meeting. Conducted annually in jurisdictions throughout the region, the survey was conducted on January 28, one day later than planned because of the January blizzard. On the night of the count, there were 981 persons who were homeless in Montgomery County, as compared with 1100 persons counted in 2015
Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen congratulated Montgomery County for effectively eliminating veteran homelessness after a coordinated local, state, and federal effort. This achievement would not have been possible without the efforts of the Montgomery County Executive, the County Council, the County Departments of Health and Human Services and Housing and Community Affairs, the Housing Opportunities Commission, and dedicated non-profits like the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and Bethesda Cares.
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski (Both D-Md.) today joined and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald to announce $240,884 in renewal funding offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to Way Station, Inc. in Frederick County to help address the needs of the chronically mentally ill homeless Veteran population
The Howard County Department of Citizen Services has announced the number of individuals and households counted as homeless in Howard County, identified through the national Point-in-Time count, has declined for the third year in a row. In 2012, 150 households comprised of 230 individuals were homeless. The Department’s most recent count, which it conducts annually at the end of each January, found 104 households with a total of 166 individuals to be homeless in Howard County
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have announced $65 million in grants nationwide to help veterans find permanent supportive housing through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. This week’s announcement includes a grant of $200,841 to the Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown (HACH) and a grant of $72,776 to the Housing Opportunity Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County, both serving veterans in Maryland’s Sixth District
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) today announced $84,280 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing for homeless veterans in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. The funding is provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.)today announced a grant in the amount of $1,334,427 from the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) to provide job training to homeless veterans in Maryland. The grants are being awarded under the Department’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, administered by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
The overall number of persons experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County decreased by 11.25%, as reported in the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s (COG) 2014 point in time survey, released today at COG’s board meeting. Conducted annually in jurisdictions throughout the region, the survey was conducted on January 29. On the night of the count, there were 891 persons who were homeless in Montgomery County, as compared with 1004 persons counted in 2013
Leggett, Councilmember Leventhal Join Hundreds of Volunteers and Participants at Third Annual Homeless Resource...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- County Executive Isiah Leggett was joined today by County Councilmember George Leventhal and Department of Health and Human Services Director Uma Ahluwalia at the third annual Homeless Resource Day, held at the Bohrer Activity Center in Gaithersburg. More than 300 volunteers representing more than 60 organizations offered a range of resources to residents experiencing homelessness.
BALTIMORE - March 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A federal grand jury has indicted Aaron G. Seltzer, age 36, of Trappe, Maryland, on nine counts of wire fraud in connection with a scheme in which he converted funds intended for real estate investments to his personal use. The indictment was returned on March 14, 2013, and unsealed today upon Seltzer’s arrest.
WASHINGTON, DC - January 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.),a member of the Senate Military Family Caucus, today announced that she has introduced legislation along with Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to help end homelessness among our nation's veterans. The Check the Box for Homeless Veterans Act of 2013 offers taxpayers the opportunity to help keep those who have served our country off the streets by making a voluntary contribution on their annual federal income tax return to support programs that prevent and combat veteran homelessness.
November 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Montgomery County residents experiencing homelessness are invited to participate in the second annual Homeless Resource Day on Thursday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Bohrer Park Activity Center in Gaithersburg.
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Governor Martin O’Malley Outline Funding for Homeowners and...
Baltimore, MD - May 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Governor Martin O'Malley today outlined details of how the Attorney General will allocate nearly $60 million in funding that is part of the nearly $1 billion in housing relief, assistance and benefits Maryland secured from the recent $26 billion National Mortgage Servicing Settlement. While 10 percent will go directly to the Maryland General Fund, almost $54 million will provide more housing counselors and legal aid services to assist homeowners, help stabilize communities most affected by the crisis and expand housing-related enforcement and fraud prevention
HUD Secretary Donovan, AG Gansler Highlight Mortgage Settlement Benefits for Maryland Families with State,...
Largo, MD - March 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today for an informal roundtable discussion of the $25 billion National Mortgage Servicing Settlement with several community-based housing advocates and state and local government officials. The discussion, held at Prince George's Community College in Largo, centered on the needs of distressed Maryland homeowners and the most effective ways to assist those affected by the housing crisis, regardless of whether their mortgages were serviced by the five banks who are parties to the settlement.
Baltimore, MD - February 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler today announced a settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers, bringing a projected $960 million in monetary benefits and relief to distressed Maryland homeowners. This is the largest joint state-federal settlement in our nation's history and it will help thousands of Marylanders stay in their homes through enhanced loan modifications and other services. It also requires comprehensive reform of mortgage loan servicing standards.