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					                                                   SA25D
                                Division of Development Finance
                          Department of Housing and Community Development

Shelter and Transitional Housing Facilities Grant Program
(Statewide)

GO Bonds                            $1,000,000     Recommendation: Approve


Bill Text: Provide grants to acquire, design, construct, renovate, and equip facilities for homeless
individuals and families. The funds shall be administered in accordance with the Code of Maryland
Regulations (COMAR) 05.05.09.


Program Description: The Shelter and Transitional Housing Facilities Grant Program provides
grants to local governments and nonprofit organizations to develop emergency shelters and
transitional housing for homeless individuals and families. Funding is generally limited to 50% of a
project’s costs but in exceptional cases may be as high as 75%.


Year Program Began: 1990


Comments: The fiscal 2005 funding request of $1.0 million in general obligation (GO) bonds is
consistent with the amount planned for fiscal 2005 in the 2004 Capital Improvement Plan and is the
same level of funding that was provided in fiscal 2004. The fiscal 2005 request would fund four
projects in four jurisdictions.

    The Maryland Department of Human Resources maintains data on the provision of homeless
services in Maryland. The most recent information available is from the Annual Report on
Homelessness Services in Maryland, fiscal 2002. During fiscal 2002, over 52,000 people received
shelter services in Maryland. On an average night, approximately 4,800 persons were served in
shelters and transitional housing. Shelter service providers report that almost 1.7 million shelter bed
nights were provided statewide during fiscal 2002.




For further information contact: Stacy A. Porter                                  Phone: (410) 946-5530

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                                                  Exhibit 1
                       Number of People Served by Maryland Shelters
                                              Fiscal 1998 – 2002

                                               FY 1998     FY 1999         FY 2000    FY 2001       FY 2002

Transitional Housing                               5,660        8,679         9,162       7,134         6,905
Motel Placements                                   7,750        6,881         6,524       6,099         7,287
Emergency Shelters                                27,812       31,475        36,231      31,947        38,781
Total                                             41,222       47,035        51,917      45,316        52,973

Turn-away occasions                               33,451       31,373        32,258      27,290        40,039

Source: Department of Budget and Management


    From fiscal 2001 to 2002, there was an increase of known providers (from 190 to 195), an
increase of 184 beds available, and a 17% increase in demand for services (from 45,316 to 52,973).
Despite the increase in services available, the number of turn-away occasions also increased 47%.
Demand continues to exceed beds available.

    A sampling of 30 households that left a transitional shelter in 1 year shows:

•       11 were asked to leave by project (no record of where they went);

•       9 moved in with relatives/friends; and

•       10 moved into their own subsidized unit.


Fund Data
                                 Prior Program Activity – All Fund Sources

                       FY 2000           FY 2001           FY 2002             FY 2003            FY 2004*

Encumbrances            $3,105,431        $2,709,227          $1,384,892         $808,319            $985,000

Expenditures            $1,304,266        $2,994,149          $1,891,548        $1,601,575           $450,684
*As of 11/03




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                                         Authorization Summary
                                             ($ in Millions)

                                                 Funds                              Balances
                                                                            To Be               To Be
  Fiscal Year    Authorization          Encumbered       Expended         Encumbered           Expended

Prior Years                 $7.150           $7.150          $7.137               $0.000            $0.013
2000                         2.500             2.500             2.500             0.000             0.000

2001                         1.000             1.000             1.000             0.000             0.000
2002                         1.500             1.500             1.414             0.000             0.086

2003                         0.800             0.800              .334             0.000             0.466

2004                         1.000             0.409             0.000             0.591             1.000

Total                      $13.950          $13.359         $12.385               $0.591            $1.566

                                         Authorization Request
                                            ($ in Millions)
                 2003          2004         2005        2006          2007          2008          2009
Description     Approp.       Approp.      Request     Estimate      Estimate      Estimate      Estimate

Go Bonds          $0.800        $1.000        $1.000      $1.000         $1.000       $1.000        $1.000



Recommended Actions
Approve.




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Fiscal 2005 Proposed Projects
   The department intends to utilize the $1.0 million fiscal 2005 funding request for three projects,
one each in Baltimore City, Carroll County, and Montgomery County and one additional project to be
determined.

                                                                                              Total
                                                        Prior        FY 2005    Future        State
        County           Project         Total Cost     Auth.        Amount     Request       Share
Baltimore City     AIRS Young Adult
                   Transitional
                   Housing                $750,000              $0   $375,000          $0      50.0%
Carroll            Emergency Shelter       500,000               0    250,000             0    50.0%
Montgomery         Econolodge Special
                   Needs Housing          8,869,378     369,340       198,794             0      6.4%

To Be Determined   To Be Determined        310,000               0    176,206             0    50.0%

Total                                    $9,565,000    $380,000 $1,000,000             $0


• AIRS Young Adult Transitional Housing: This project consists of the rehabilitation of a
   building in the Marble Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City for 15 units of transitional housing.
   These units will be for young adults who are HIV positive, have AIDS, or are at high risk for
   contracting the disease. No prior funds have been authorized for this project, and no additional
   requests are anticipated from this program.

• Emergency Shelter: This project consists of the construction of a shelter in Carroll County for
   victims of domestic violence. No prior funds have been authorized for this project, and no
   additional requests are anticipated for this program.

• Econolodge Special Needs Housing: The project consists of the rehabilitation of a former motel
   to create 17 two-bedroom units of transitional housing for homeless families. The total cost of the
   project is $8,869,378, which includes the 17 transitional units and 40 efficiency units as
   permanent single room occupancy units. The Partnership Rental Housing Program is funding
   $3,727,633; Montgomery County is funding $3,595,213; and the federal HOME funds are
   providing $978,368. The request for $568,134 in Transitional Housing Grant Funds represents a
   6.4% fiscal contribution to the project and is spread over two fiscal budgets – $364,340 in fiscal
   2004 and $198,794 in fiscal 2005.




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Fiscal 2004 Project Status
                                                                                              Total
                                                       Prior       FY 2004      Future        State
   County                Project         Total Cost    Auth.       Amount       Request       Share

                 St. Ambrose South
                 Baltimore TH
Baltimore City   Preservation Project       $443,113       $0       $211,556          $0       50.0%

Baltimore City   House of Freedom
                 “Helping Up Mission”      2,739,000           0     935,000              0    34.1%

Montgomery       Econolodge Special
                 Needs Housing
                 “HOC SRO”                 8,869,370           0     369,340     198,794        6.4%

Worcester        Diakonia Renovation         115,000           0      50,000              0    43.5%

Total                                    $12,166,483       $0      $1,575,896   $198,794




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