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April 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Approves Funding for COVID-19 Rental Assistance and Housing Stabilization

Local elected officials are working to make sure all residents have a roof over their heads during these unprecedented times. Montgomery County Councilmembers discussed housing stabilization and rental assistance funding during a virtual public hearing on Tuesday. The Council received public testimony and voted unanimously on a special appropriation of $2 million to the Fiscal Year […]

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February 26, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Condena Nueva Regulación de Trump contra Inmigrantes

“Es una decisión devastadora que obliga a varias familias de aquí, en el condado de Montgomery y en todo el país, a tomar la decisión de tener que elegir entre acceder a los servicios, que ellos y sus familias necesitan tan críticamente, o no”, dijo el Concejal Gabe Albornoz en una reunión del Concejo anoche. […]

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February 26, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Condemns New Trump Regulation Against Immigrants

As President Trump’s public charge regulation goes into effect, the Montgomery County Council voted to condemn the new regulation and urge immigrant families to access local services.  The new regulation, called the public charge rule, would prevent immigrant families who have used public assistance programs from receiving permanent residency status. This regulation went into effect […]

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March 26, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Montgomery County Establishes 24/7 Homeless Information Line

Trained specialists will share information about Montgomery County homeless services through a newly established, 24/7 information line. The resource, launched by the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, also allows callers to provide information about the location of individuals experiencing homelessness so community partners can offer support. “Launching an information line is vital to […]

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March 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Navarro Release Statements on Mosque Shooting in New Zealand

Elrich and Navarro both released statements about the attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand on Friday. The attacks left dozens of people dead. Council President Nancy Navarro said in a statement that the council stands with the people of New Zealand and is committed to helping Montgomery County’s Muslim community practice their faith. […]

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February 28, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Racial Disparities Exist in County’s Pregnancy Outcomes, Study Finds

Montgomery County outperforms state and national averages related to maternal and infant health indicators, but discrepancies exist based on race, according to a report released by county health officials this month. The report is the first of its kind. It includes information about pregnancy-related outcomes, comparing Montgomery County data to Maryland and U.S. statistics between […]

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January 30, 2018 | Staff Writer

Dozens Attend Community Meeting to Discuss Homelessness

Dozens gathered in Silver Spring for a community meeting to discuss homelessness in the area. Following the meeting, Uma Ahluwalia, director for the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, explains the next steps in ending chronic homelessness. IW's Christine Hong: We are seeing successes by offering multiple services in one location to address #poverty […]

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November 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Announces New Program Aimed to Serve Ambulance Callers Better

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced a new initiative early Wednesday aimed to serve frequent callers for the county’s ambulance service better. The new program titled, “The Montgomery County Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program,” was designed to reduce the growth rate of system demands on the County’s Emergency Medical Services while providing effective heath care for frequent […]

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October 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Tackles Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention With New Campaign

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett launched a new campaign titled, “BTheOne,” aimed to prevent substance abuse and suicide in teens, according to a news release. The new campaign includes a new website that provides resources an ways to help others that will be advertised and distributed throughout the county. “As a parent and a grandparent, […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Officials Identify Changes One Year After Silver Spring Tragedy (VIDEO)

The tragic loss of seven lives in Silver Spring  continues to teach Montgomery County officials lessons about what to do when a catastrophe strikes. An auditor’s report in February made 14 recommendations based on what was learned from the deadly natural gas explosion last August 10 at the Flower Branch Apartments. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports […]

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