Maintain percentage of clients exiting rehousing programs to permanent housing to 60% through 2025
Housing outcomes remained strong through early 2020. However, once the community spread of COVID-19 was detected in Maryland, the focus of the Coordinated Entry System shifted toward immediate safety response, including increasing shelter capacity while simultaneously instituting social distancing. People already in shelter who were at high risk of severe complications from COVID-19 were moved to hotel rooms, as were most people who were living outdoors. As the initial days of the pandemic waned, case management was re-instituted on a virtual basis and the County began coordinating targeted rehousing efforts that came to fruition last Summer and early Fall 2020.
- Make accessing assistance as seamless as possible through the use of a single point of entry to the Coordinated Entry System.
- Avoid homelessness when at all possible, through diversion and prevention activities.
- Rehouse literally homeless households as quickly as possible through housing searches, financial assistance, and case management for housing stabilization.
Source: Howard County Continuum of Care