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Baltimore City to survey number of homeless living on the streets

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jan 28, 2022

BALTIMORE — Beginning February 26 at 5pm, Baltimore City will survey the homeless population sleeping in streets, and other places not meant for human habitation.

The city aims to provide those people they find with housing and support services.

It also helps the city in getting financial support from the Federal and State government.

“The pandemic has exacerbated homelessness across our City,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “We have to account for all of our neighbors experiencing homelessness and ensure that resources are properly allocated so that they can access safe, secure housing.”

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development normally requires cities that receive such funding, to conduct a count biennially during the last ten days of January. But Baltimore received a waiver to delay this year's count due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Volunteers are wanted to help with this year's count. If interested, register here.

Below is a schedule on when counts around the state will go on for youth and young adults who are on their own and experiencing homelessness.

Allegany County: April 4-17
Anne Arundel County: March 1-14
Baltimore City: March 28-April 10
Baltimore County: March 7-20
Carroll County: April 3-16
Cecil County: April 17-30
Frederick County: April 4-17
Garrett County: April 17-30
Harford County: March 7-20
Howard County: March 1-14
Lower Shore (Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties): March 21-April 3
Mid-Shore (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties): March 14-27
Montgomery County: March 27-April 9
Prince George’s County: March 28-April 10
Southern Maryland (St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles County’s): March 21 -April 3
Washington County: March 21-April 3