Homeless Services

The Bureau of Homeless Services has moved to Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development.

For information on homelessness in Maryland, please visit http://dhcd.maryland.gov/HomelessServices.

If you are at risk of being evicted, you may be eligible for DHR’s homelessness prevention or emergency assistance to families with children programs.

The resources below will continue to be available to anyone in need of assistance.

Continuum of Care Locations

These organizations in the map below are the leaders of the homeless services Continuum of Care (CoC). Contact your nearest CoC for assistance in finding available services.

Maryland Community Services Locator

If you are at risk of becoming homeless and need help with eviction prevention, food pantry assistance, help paying utility bill or need help communicating with your landlord, there are services available to you.  To search for services, you can being by using the Maryland Community Services Locator.  This resource will tell you of all services in the surrounding area or throughout the entire county if needed, complete with a map so you know how to get there.

Maryland 2-1-1

Another option is to call Maryland 2-1-1. You can call toll free from any phone.  Call specialists are trained to assist people faced with housing needs, utility shutoffs, family crisis, financial, legal, employment and other issues.  The database has information about nearly 5,000 agencies providing services statewide.   For more information, please visit www.211md.org.