Our Housing Stability Programs are a multi-track component of Bridges to Housing Stability that utilizes case management as the primary tool for assisting homeless and at-risk households to obtain and maintain housing. As a partner in the Howard County Coordinated Entry System, Bridges assists Howard County families who are homeless, or in danger of losing their rental unit within 14 days.
Bridges case management services include:
- Housing Advocacy (case management aimed at housing stability)
- A supportive environment
- Goal planning for future housing stability
- Referrals to community resources
- Budgeting/poor credit
- Problem-solving & housing first approach
- Mediation with landlords
- Monthly home visits
Bridges services are directed toward long-term housing stability. Bridges case management services have helped those who are:
- Homeless and seeking stable housing
- Behind on rent
- Facing eviction
- Spending most of their income for housing
- Burdened with poor credit and/or rental history
- Willing to work with a Housing Advocate
- Referred to Bridges by Howard County Coordinated Entry System
Bridges does not offer immediate crisis intervention for homeless families or for those about to be evicted. For housing emergencies, please contact the Howard County Coordinated Entry System Crisis Line at 410-531-6677.
For case management services in the Housing Stability Program, we cannot accommodate walk-in inquiries. All referrals come through the Howard County Coordinated Entry System Crisis Line.
Contact the Program Manager
Service providers or those seeking general information about the program can contact Megan Lohin, Program Assistant at 410-312-5760, or click here to email her.