Grassroots, CFHoCo Working With Flood Victims

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center has learned that there are about 20 households seeking housing assistance. All beds in Grassroots are currently filled, and funds are needed to temporarily house these families in local motels. The cost of a hotel room for one week ranges from $350 to $450.

Some generous families in Howard County have opened their private homes or vacant rental properties to a few individuals and/or families who are now temporarily homeless. These shelter arrangements can be coordinated with guidelines for expected length of stay, safety and occupancy rules through the team at Grassroots by calling 410-531-6006.

To make a donation to the Howard County Community Relief Fund or if you have a donor-advised fund with the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo), go to the Donor Central login at and make a grant to the Foundation for the purpose of supporting the Howard County Community Relief Fund for housing or for general fund purposes.

If you don’t have a donor-advised fund and wish to make a donation, click on Howard County Relief Fund and insert Howard County Relief Fund housing and your donation will be used for that purpose. Donations can also be made by mailing a check payable to the Community Foundation of Howard County, 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 315, Columbia, MD 21044, noting Howard County Community Relief Fund for housing or general fund purposes on the memo line.

For more information, call at 410-730-7840 or email at

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