Homeless Services

Harford County is committed to making the experience of homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring through a range of strategies including: homeless prevention; shelter diversion; street outreach; temporary shelter; rental assistance; and permanent housing with support services. Through partnership with non-profit organizations, the faith-based community, government agencies, the school system, healthcare organizations foundations, consumers, donors and the community, we work toward a common vision of ending homelessness in Harford County.

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Friday, February 16, 2024 @ 5:00 PM through 

Sunday, February 18, 2024 @ 11:00 AM.

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Are you experiencing homelessness? Call Harford Community Action Agency at (443) 456-3629. 

Walk-in screenings are available:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Harford Community Action Agency
1321-B Woodbridge Station Way
Edgewood, MD 21040
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. 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.

ProgramsProgram description
Outreach & ResourcesHouseholds 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 CardThe 2021 Harford County Street Card with resources for health, mental health, transportation, shelters, housing assistance, food and emergency assistance, education and employment information, and more.
Report Homeless Activity or EncampmentPlease use this form to report homeless activity or encampments. Outreach services will attempt to make contact with the individual(s) experiencing homelessness.
Domestic Violence ResourcesExplore the resources available for individuals experiencing domestic violence, or call SARC's 24-hour crisis helpline at 410-836-8430.
Resources for VeteransVeterans 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 the Maryland Balance of State.

ServiceSummary of Service
Housing Stability
The Housing Stability Collaborative is made up of interested individuals, human service agencies, and organizations that provide services to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.
Point-in-Time CountThe Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a required annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally by the Housing Stability Collaborative.
MD Interagency Council on HomelessnessThe Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) was established in 2014 to examine statewide initiatives and recommend policy solutions to end homelessness in Maryland.


Homelessness Solutions Program (state) 

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 use of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.