May 2, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Survey Finds 23 Percent Decline in Homelessness

Montgomery County said Thursday the number of homeless people in its “point in time” survey decreased 23 percent. The county conducts the annual survey, counting the number of homeless people on one night, which was Jan. 23. The survey found 647 people who were homeless, compared to 840 people in 2019, a county statement said. […]

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July 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Sets Sights on Ending Homelessness for Families with Children

In past 12 months, Montgomery County served 606 homeless families with children, which accounted for more than 1,800 children. At an event Wednesday, the county launched an effort to end homelessness among homeless families with children by 2020. The county achieved “functional zero” for veterans homelessness in December 2015. “Next up is dealing with families […]

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February 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Casserole for a Cause Aims to Help Homeless

The months of January and February are often low in terms of donations for organizations that help to feed the most vulnerable individuals in the community. To help offset that shortfall, staff at Silver Spring Cares held its “Casseroles for a Cause” event over the weekend aimed to help organizations keep their “freezers filled,” according […]

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January 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Community Discusses Next Steps in Tackling Homelessness (VIDEO)

Keith Harmon has been homeless for seven years. He wonders where he will lay his head at night and said getting people to understand that he’s a person is a challenge he faces every single day. “I’m not an alcoholic, I’m not a drug addict, and I don’t have any mental problems,” he said. “I […]

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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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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Homelessness Discussion Set for Tonight in Silver Spring

A community discussion on homelessness takes place tonight at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The meeting features a presentation by Councilmember George Leventhal on homelessness research and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with panelists covering the county’s homeless outreach efforts and the county’s “Inside (not Outside)” initiative, which has the goal of housing […]

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January 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Monday, Jan. 29, in Montgomery County

Monday’s rundown of five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Homelessness Meeting: Councilmember George Leventhal, the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, service providers and others will hold a community dialogue on homelessness starting at 7 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building. 2. Budget Forum: County Executive Ike Leggett holds a budget forum starting […]

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January 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATE: New Building Allows Local Nonprofit to Help Take Homeless off the Streets (VIDEO)

Updated: It’s been one year since Interfaith Works moved into Progress Place, a county-owned facility that houses nonprofits like Shepherd’s Table and Interfaith Works. “We’re really excited about how far we’ve come in a year,” Christine Hong, director of homeless services at Interfaith Works, said. “We were able to house 21 of the most vulnerable, […]

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January 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Silver Spring Warming Shelter Sees Increase During Bitter Cold (VIDEO)

When temperatures drop below 32 degrees between Nov. 1 and March 31, individuals experiencing homelessness in Silver Spring are able to escape the frigid temperatures without the fear of being turned away at Progress Place. Located at 8106 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring, Progress Place is a Montgomery County owned-facility that houses two programs: Shepherd’s Table and […]

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January 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Warming Shelter in Downtown Silver Spring Open Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6-7

With the dangerously cold temperatures continuing in Montgomery County, the shelter in Downtown Silver Spring will open Saturday and Sunday during the day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone without a warm place may take safe shelter from the cold at the Interfaith Works Empowerment Center, 2nd Floor, 8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Call […]

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