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Continuum of Care Housing Program

Address: 4611 Assembly Drive, Suite D, Lanham, MD 20706-1334

Phone: (301) 306-0904

Fax: (301) 306-5105

Hours of Operation: 8:30AM-5:30PM

Program Description
The CoC Housing Program is a 34 unit permanent supportive housing program for homeless families and singles with mental illness and/or disabilities. Operating under contract with the BHA through the Prince George's County Health Department, Behavioral Health Division, this project-based rental assistance program is HUD funded. Applicants are referred or self-referred and are processed through the CoC coordinated assessment and entry system. Comprehensive supportive services are provided by the VOAC Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP). VOAC began operating this program in July 2000.

Facility Description
Facilities consist of 34 apartments or townhomes in Prince George's County.

Persons Served
Homeless families and single adults with mental illness and/or disabilities.

Services Provided
Permanent supportive housing with rent subsidies. Comprehensive supportive services are provided by the VOAC Community PRP, including housing counseling, landlord mediation and eviction prevention.

Housing/Shelter Services
Permanent supportive housing.

Substance Abuse Services
Treatment, recovery assistance and relapse prevention is provided by the Community PRP.

Staffing Pattern
The CoC Housing Program staff consists of a Program Director and Community Services Coordinator. Supportive services are provided by PRP Counselors.

History
VOAC began operating this program in July 2000 upon request from the Prince George's County Department of Family Services. At that time it was called the Shelter Plus Care program, then changed to the Opportunities for Growth housing program, and now is the CoC Housing Program. The original program expanded to include 2 separate grants and added 10 units in 2002, but has remained essentially the same since.