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Landlords Encouraged to Participate in housing the homeless

January 8, 2008

Dear Property Owner/Property Manager:

Mayor Sheila Dixon has made an unprecedented commitment to end homelessness in Baltimore City within the next ten (10) years. Mayor Dixon and a Leadership Council of 35 community leaders have developed a Ten (10) Year Plan to End Homelessness.

The Plan

In the planning process, the lack of affordable housing was cited as a key reason why people are homeless. The plan includes an aggressive strategy to increase affordable housing.

We need your help in providing units to individuals and families who have experienced homelessness for a long period of time or have multiple barriers to housing. The Housing Choice Voucher Program will provide rental subsidies for this purpose.

Baltimore Homeless Services will offer case management services to all individuals and families moving into these housing units. In addition, security deposits and furnishings will also be provided.

How You Can Help Provide Housing Units

To provide units for this program, please call 410-396-3757 at Baltimore Homeless Services and ask for Cynthia Williams or Eugene Little to request information.

We hope that we can count on you to become an important partner in our work to end homelessness in the City of Baltimore within the next ten years.

Sincerely,

Diane Glauber
President
Baltimore Homeless Services-

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