“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” Emily Dickinson Our community is beautiful in the autumn. I love all the trees and … Read More
Howard County housing has been in the spotlight this past month. On Oct. 11, the County Council approved an amended “HoCo by Design,” our county’s general plan. The plan’s growth policies include additional affordable housing (both rental and for-sale), detached … Read More
As a child and young adult, I created scrapbooks to faithfully document significant moments. At the end of each year, I’d look back through the book and remember all the highlights. In a similar way, Bridges’ annual report allows us to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. So I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read our most recent annual report (fiscal year 2023).
Tee It Up to Help Us Prevent Homelessness Dear Friends, I hope it has been a wonderful summer for you. With schools starting, we have been busy this month getting backpacks and school supplies distributed to the children in our programs. As … Read More
A Year of Transition for Bridges Dear Friends, Bridges’ fiscal year 2023 just ended, and July has been a busy month of reports, reflection, and looking ahead. FY23 was a transition year for Bridges. We transitioned from pandemic protocols to … Read More
Housing Costs Continue to Destabilize Families Dear Friends, Housing costs are an inescapable factor in our organizational mission and daily work. Housing is the biggest expense in most peoples’ budgets, so when housing gets more expensive, more families have trouble … Read More
Latest Community Indicators Highlight Housing Dear Friends, The Association of Community Services recently published its annual Self-Sufficiency Indicators report, which is always an excellent source of data about the economic stability of Howard County residents. The report, available here, confirms the … Read More
Achieving Affordable Housing Dear Friends, This month, I am happy to share the good news of the purchase of our 50th rental home for our Alliance Program. This program provides below market-rate rental housing to families in Howard County. Why … Read More