Washington County Community Action Council

117 Summit Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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Class of Housing: Housing assistance, Pantry, Transportation Assistance, Housing counseling

General Information:
Housing Assistance CAC has a variety of programs that can offer assistance with housing issues.  These programs are designed for individuals and families that are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. Ongoing case management is required with these programs.     Placement Housing Counseling—The Placement Housing Counselor works with families in transition from homelessness to permanent housing.  The family may receive housing information and referrals, housing search & placement assistance, and follow-up services for 1 year.     Rental Allowance Program—Households in crisis (homeless or at risk of homelessness) may be eligible for the Rental Allowance Program.  The program provides rental subsidies for approximately six months, based on family size and level of income.     Transitional Housing—CAC’s five transitional housing units provide temporary housing for homeless families. While in transitional housing, the family works on goals and objectives to increase income and locate permanent housing. CAC has a wide variety of programs that can offer assistance with housing issues.  These programs are designed for individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing, or receiving Section 8 housing. Ongoing case management is required with these programs. - See more at: http://www.wccac.org/services/#sthash.iCKIsvxq.dpuf

Website: http://www.wccac.org/

Helpful Definitions For Washington County Community Action Council:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

How To Volunteer at Washington County Community Action Council:
Be a volunteer. Call Washington County Community Action Council at 301-797-4161 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.



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