Elections for the CoC Open Board Positions have started and will end on March 15 at 4:00PM. At this time, all eligible CoC Voting Members should have received an email with important information about the voting process. This includes authorized voting representative from member agencies. Eligible voting members who did not receive voting materials should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Continuum of Care (CoC) are invited to join an Action Committee to help oversee the implementation of the Action Plan's key strategies. More information about the Action Committees can be foundhere.A chart of the CoC's structure is available here.
Join the YAB
Calling all BaltimoreYouth with lived experience of homelessness, current and former foster youth, and young allies. Join Baltimore City Youth Action Board and use your expertise to guide efforts to end youth homelessness in Baltimore City.
Join the LEAC Are you an individual with lived experience of homelessness interested in using your voice and expertise to shape responses to homelessness in Baltimore City? Join the Lived Experience Advisory Committee (LEAC). The LEAC meets (virtually) weekly on Fridays from 10:00AM to 11:30AM and is open to anyone with current or past lived experience of homelessness.
Meeting Logistics Zoom In: bit.ly/LEACCalls Call In: 3017158592 Passcode: 948 2285 4248.
Click here to learn more about the LEAC and ongoing efforts.
Mobile Vaccine Clinics
MOHS has partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department and Health Care for the Homeless to host mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at shelter sites. Four mobile clinics have taken place so far. Stay tuned for information about expanding this crucial effort with help of the VALUE Baltimore Ambassador program.
Youth REACH MD Modified Youth Count
A Modified Count of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness is taking place now through April 2021. The Youth REACH MD Modified Count is a reimagined Youth Count that will take place entirely online. The survey is available in Spanish and English and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Youth will receive a $10 electronic gift card via email for participating in the survey. Organizations interested in participating in the count can reach out to Katie Yorick atKatie.Yorick@baltimorecity.gov.
Winter Shelter Help spread the word! During the 2020-2021 winter season (October 15, 2020, through April 1, 2021), the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) will provide emergency shelter to all people experiencing homelessness on nights when the temperature with wind chill reaches freezing (32 degrees and below).
If you or someone you know is in need of a place to shelter, please call the City's Coordinated Entry lineat 443-984-9540 between 9:30 am-9:00 pm to be connected to shelter and transportation. People seeking shelter after 9 PM should contact service providers directly. Families with children under the age of 18 can access shelter by calling 443-717-2923 or 443-717-2896. Click on the button below to learn more about winter shelter and stay in the know.
Are you experiencing homelessness and looking for a place to safely self-isolate? look no further! The TRI Center, located at 20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Lord Baltimore Hotel) is here to support you. The center provides FREE Triage, Respite, and Isolation (TRI) services to those unable to self-isolate in a home setting.Learn more.
Consolidated Funding Application (CFC) FY2022 The Mayor's Office of Homeless Servicesis seeking proposals to provide services to individuals & families currently experiencing homelessness, at-risk of homelessness, and/or living with HIV/AIDS.
Below is a collation of local, state, and national resources that may be helpful to service providers and people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. A more comprehensive list of existing resources can be found on our website.
Join us virtually on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 for 12 hours of Baltimore culture and community engagement. Guests will learn more about homelessness in Baltimore City and enjoy a wide range of activities, including interviews with local celebrities, live music, and a closing dance party. Funds raised from this event will be used to support people at imminent risk of eviction due to the pandemic and accelerate permanent housing placements for our unhoused neighbors.
Youth Homelessness Round Table / RoundTable Pass it on! Are you a young person (18-24) with lived experience of homelessness & would like to participate in a round table on youth homelessness in Baltimore City? Check out this amazing opportunity and contact Nate Fields at email@example.com
Did you miss our Rapid Re-Housing Webinar on February 19? No worries! The recording is available at our Learning Corner.
Register for NLIHC’s Virtual Housing Policy Forum 2021: A New Day |March 30-31, 1-5 pm ET. The forum will feature keynote speakers and panels on Racial Equity, Housing Justice, the Coronavirus, and more.
Office Hours: COVID-19 Planning and Response for Homeless Assistance Providers - Fridays at 2:30 PM EDT Baltimore City Service Providers! Join HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) every Friday from 2:30 - 4:00 PM EDT for a weekly Office Hours on COVID-19 planning and response. Presenters from the following federal agencies and their partners will be available for a live question and answer session:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
National Healthcare for the Homeless Council (HCH)
Impact Speaker Series: Tax Sale Foreclosure Prevention 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Over the past six years, the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Home Preservation Project, in partnership with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, has assisted more than 650 Baltimore City and Prince George’s County homeowners at risk of losing their homes to tax sale. Join Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center for a discussion onthe state of tax sale in the midst of the pandemic. Participants will also learn more about opportunities to volunteer with Maryland Pro Bono Resource's clinic.
Text "JourneyHome" to 50155 to sponsor individuals and families experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. Your donation will enable us to continue to take steps, large or small, to address the unique needs of people experiencing homelessness in Baltimore City during COVID-19.
Individuals interested in donating resources can email Jessi Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most needed items include the following:
Water (cases of bottled water and gallons)
Gatorade (or likeness)
Hand Soap (personal bottles)
Non-perishable food and snacks
First aid kits (small)
Stay informed about COVID-19 through reputable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO), and the local authorities such as the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Department of Health. Be aware of fake information/myths that may circulate by word-of-mouth or online.
For the latest information and resources about COVID-19, please consult the following resources: