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Reducing homelessness in Baltimore City

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 17:21:40-04

BALTIMORE — Ten local hospitals are investing $2 million over two years in the city's supportive housing strategy.

Through the funded initiative, 200 eligible medicaid participants will receive permanent housing and intensive supportive services to prevent a return to homelessness.

"The investment will also establish a client assistance fund to remove barriers to housing. This can include rental application fees, security deposits, furniture, home goods and transportation to medical appointments."

Participating hospitals include Johns Hopkins Hospital, UMMC, Sinai Hospital, and Mercy Medical Center. The hospitals will mainly support wraparound care to improve health and wellness of residents in the program.