Maryland Housing Dept. awards emergency solution grants for Eastern Shore shelters

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development announced the recipients of Fiscal Year 2018 grants through the Emergency Solutions Grants program on Wednesday.

Officials say that over $2.9 million in program grants will help homeless shelters and support homeless services in 19 counties and five municipalities in Maryland. In Fiscal Year 2017, over 6,200 state residents experiencing or at risk of homelessness were reportedly helped with services through the Emergency Solutions Grants program. The awards are set to leverage over $3.4 million in more money.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt says, "Homelessness affects all parts of Maryland. The state is proud to partner with local communities and nonprofit service providers through the Emergency Solutions Grants program to shelter and support this vulnerable population."

Officials say that Emergency Solutions Grants money are used to support shelter operations, outreach, along with prevention and fast re-housing. Rapid re-housing is an important, evidence based strategy that quickly moves homeless households back into housing and provides time-limited services that are scaled to the need of the family.

The Fiscal Year 2018 Emergency Solutions Grants program awardees on the Eastern Shore include:
Caroline County
•    Saint Martin's Ministries – $38,500

Town of Denton
•    His Hope Haven (Winter Haven Shelter) – $108,900

Dorchester County – $122,250
•    Delmarva Community Services, Inc. – $117,900
•    Dorchester County – $4,350

Queen Anne's County
•    Queen Anne's County Housing & Community Services – $91,500

City of Salisbury – $126,400
•    City of Salisbury – $25,000
•    Diakonia, Inc. – $77,600
•    Samaritan Ministries – $23,800

Somerset County – $112,800
•    Catholic Charities Seton Center – $61,600
•    Somerset Committee for the Homeless, Inc. – $51,200

Talbot County
•    Neighborhood Service Center, Inc. – $81,900

Worcester County – $119,900
•    Diakonia, Inc. – $90,200
•    Samaritan Ministries – $29,700

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