Maryland Department of Housing Resources Housing Counseling Program

Maryland Department of Housing Resources Housing Counseling Program

David Jordan, Community Action Council Executive Director and Sherry Neil, Deputy Director of CAC brought this request before the Board, to authorize application for funds under the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) Housing Counseling Program Application for fiscal years 2009-2011. Jordan told the Board that the purpose of the Program is to assist households who are experiencing a housing crisis such as homelessness or imminent danger of becoming homeless, to obtain and maintain permanent housing.
The proposed funding would provide for the salary and fringe benefit cost of the Placement Housing Counselor and will provide limited customer assistance dollars. The Placement Housing Counselor is able to positively affect the lives of approximately 100 households each year. The total funding available for the Program for FY '09-'11 is $110,748 or $36,916 per year.
These funds would be leveraged with Rental Allowance Program funding and local government funding. No new local government funds are required. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.