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County receives $1.6 million grant for homeless issues


Anne Arundel County officials announced yesterday that the county has received a $1.6 million federal grant to address homelessness.

The grant will be used to bolster housing programs such as Sarah's House at Fort Meade and Anchor House in Annapolis. It will also help the county create a program to help homeless residents move from shelters to permanent residences, officials said.

County Executive Janet S. Owens credited a coalition of nonprofit and county agencies that submitted a plan for better coordination of the county's homeless services.

"With collaboration and increased funding support, we can now be more effective in addressing the complex and difficult issue of homelessness in the county," she said in a statement.

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