The United Way of Central Maryland and MMHA share a mission of commitment to our communities. In every county in central Maryland—in the cities, in the suburbs, in rural areas—people are homeless or at risk of becoming so.
Families are the fast-growing homeless population. As an MMHA member, you can help provide housing to families at risk of losing their homes through the Rental Connections Program, which prevents homelessness and minimizes the amount of time that homeless families remain in public shelters.
Rental Connections serves only families enrolled in United Way Family Stability Programs, which provide:
In central Maryland, one in three families can’t afford the state’s high cost of living and are
often just one unforeseen expense away from homelessness.
Since January 2015, 20 families have been housed by eight MMHA member properties in Baltimore City,
and Baltimore, Howard and Anne Arundel Counties, and the retention rate has been exceptional.
Rental Connections has the capacity to serve a total of 144 families.
“Rachuba Management, Inc. is proud to partner with United Way of Central Maryland and The Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA) to help address the problem of homelessness in Baltimore. Through this partnership, we are able to help families work towards self-sufficiency. The level of support we’ve received from both United Way and The MMHA have enabled us to seamlessly incorporate this program into our operations.”
– Theresa Leatherbury, President
United Way of Central Maryland
Director, Housing and Employment Partnerships
The Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc.