One of Bethesda Cares’ highest priorities is to prevent homelessness in the first place. Through our Housing Stabilization Program (eviction/utility shut-off prevention), we assist county wide keeping area residents safe in their homes with their utilities turned on.
Collaborating with a large network of local providers, we partner to package grant assistance to county residents under severe financial distress. Our Eviction Prevention Manager reviews each request from an individual requesting rent support. After an individual undergoes an approval process, we send a grant directly to the appropriate landlord/utility company. A critical safety-net program, this assistance has helped thousands of low-income residents of our county avoid homelessness or the loss of their utilities.
Click here to see how one of our supporters, the Adobe Foundation, has impacted this program over the years.