If you are experiencing a housing crisis, please call the Grassroots hotline at 410-531-6677

The Coordinated System of Homeless Services (CSHS)

The Coordinated System of Homeless Services (CSHS)

The Coordinated System of Homeless Services (CSHS) is a network of community services and supports that coordinates efforts to end homelessness in Howard County. CSHS is comprised of service providers and government agencies which offer resources to households in need, to prevent loss of stable housing or regain housing that has been lost.  

Eviction Prevention assistance is available through multiple community partners; households needing additional resources may contact the system’s Single Point of Entry for assessment and connection to varying levels of support, including Intensive Case Management. Case managers assist households to:

  • identify and address barriers to housing stability; 
  • connect to resources and ongoing supports; 
  • identify appropriate and affordable housing.  

Other CSHS Supports include:

  • Employment Services
  • Addiction and Trauma Treatment;
  • Support for domestic violence survivors;
  • Re-Entry Services
  • Supports for school-age children through Howard County’s Public School System. 
  • Permanent Support Housing
  • Housing location provided by a Housing Specialist to find housing for individuals and families whose past rental history is a barrier to securing new housing.
  • The Landlord Guarantee Program provides incentive to landlords.
  • Flexible Financial Assistance to support housing stability plans of CSHS clients.

 For additional information on the Coordinated System of Homeless Services, click here to view the Flow Chart or contact the Services Coordinator at 410-313-0224 (voice/relay).