All people experiencing housing issues, including those seeking shelter or in need of help with a pending eviction, must first contact the Grassroots Crisis Hotline at 410-531-6677.  Grassroots will provide a Housing Assessment Form and provide you with information and available resources based on your specific needs. 

Contact Bridges after completing the Grassroots’ Housing Assessment Form.  Bridges can help qualifying Howard County residents. For more details, please contact Megan Lohin, Program Assistant at 410-312-5760, ext 111 or click here to email her.

The eviction prevention program provides case management and financial assistance to help clients who are facing eviction remain stably housed. Case management can include life skills training, budgeting, employment support, tenant/landlord mediation, and referrals to community partners. While active in the program, clients continue to work on increasing their long-term housing sustainability with the support of their Housing Advocate.

Individuals are referred by the Service Coordinator of the Coordinated Entry System from a list of households that have been identified as having unstable housing. Clients are required to be 14 days away from being evicted.

Funding is provided through Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Howard County’s Department of Community Resources and Services.