Rental Connections Program 

Helping house Maryland. 

The MMHA and United Way Rental Connections Program

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:

  • Comprehensive support programs tailored to each family’s unique needs
  • Intensive case management (licensed social worker committed to each family)
  • Budgeting and financial planning education
  • Coaching on productive tenant/landlord relationship

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.

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Rental Housing Provider Application

“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

For more information on the Rental Connections program, please contact:

United Way of Central Maryland
Windy Deese
Director, Housing and Employment Partnerships

The Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc.
Adam Skolnik
Executive Director