Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
After hours call the United Way at 2-1-1. Harford Community Action Agency is the designated agency providing programs and services to address the needs of low-income individuals, families and communities in Harford County, MD. The agency provides emergency financial assistance to help stabilize low-income individuals and families in crisis and programs that help them become more economically self-sufficient. Current programs include Maryland Energy Assistance Program, Harford County Fuel Fund, Homeless Prevention, Homeless Services, Community Food Pantry, Food Bank, Financial Services Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and GED Plus.
|Outreach & Resources||Households seeking assistance, have access to a variety of resources in the community. For further assistance with other resources not listed, call the United Way 2-1-1 Helpline.|
|Street Card||The 2020 Harford County Street Card with resources for health, mental health, transportation, shelters & housing assistance, food & emergency assistance, education & employment information, and more.|
|Report Homeless Activity or Encampment||Please use this form to report homeless activity or encampments. Outreach services will attempt to make contact with the individual(s) experiencing homelessness.|
|Domestic Violence Resources||Explore the resources available for individuals experiencing domestic violence, or call SARC's 24-hour crisis helpline at 410-836-8430.|
|Resources for Veterans||Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, press 1|
Confidential chat at VeteransCrisisLine.net or text to 838255 Explore resources available for veterans. Click here for Harford County's Commission on Veteran's Affairs.
For more information on housing stability and the Continuum of Care, please visit Harford Community Action Agency's website to Learn more about what federal, state, or county legislative district I am in and the name of my legislators to open the Tourism Award Process Powerpoint.
The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a web-based tracking system that allows COC’s to measure the effectiveness of the homeless crisis system. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated that all recipients of HUD homeless and prevention related funding to participate in Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).
Web Based Tracking System
|Guide & Data Quality Plan||HMIS Policy & Procedures Manual|
|End User Forms||HMIS End User Forms|
|Workflow Tools||HMIS Workflow Tools|
|Data Standards||HMIS Data Standards|
Through the Homelessness Solutions Program, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) provides federal and state funding to the local Continuums of Care (CoCs). This includes funds previously managed through the Emergency Solutions Grant; Rental Allowance Program; Emergency and Transitional Housing and Services; Homeless Women's Crisis Shelter Homes; Service-Linked Housing; and the Housing Navigator and Aftercare Program.
Continuum of Care Program (Federal)
The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.