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Focus Area:

Helping households become financially stable and independent.

Vision: Households access basic needs from proactive, prevention focused, comprehensive, easy-to-navigate systems that foster self-sufficiency and asset building.

Goals Outcomes
  • Continuing Education
  • Individuals pursue educational opportuities to increase financial stability.
  • Provide educational programs that lead to increased financial stability.
  • Possible indicators:
  • % increased enrollment in career track programs at post-secondary educational institutions in Frederick County.
  • % of post-secondary students pursuing an associate's degree or higher.
  • Provide professional development, training, or services to support households towards increasing their financial stability.
  • Possible indicator:
  • # of individuals enrolled/participating in professional training, skills, or certification programs for employment purposes.
  • Safe & Reliable Transportation
  • Households have access to affordable transportation that enables and empowers them to achieve their financial stability goals.
  • Connect households with affordable transportation options.
  • Possible indicator:
  • % change in transportation costs for ALICE Survival Budget.
  • Increase accessibility through public transportation and other options (bike access, walkability, etc.).
  • Possible indicator:
  • % of residents who drive to work.
  • Stable Housing
  • Safe, good quality housing units are available at an affordable cost.
  • Provide support for the whole continuum of housing from the chronically homeless to working families to satisfy all household needs.
  • Possible indicators:
  • # of chronically homeless.
  • # of Frederick County Public School students who are considered homeless by the school system.
  • Increase inventory of affordable housing in safe, secure, and supportive communities to meet the need in Frederick County.
  • Possible indicators:
  • % of homeowners and renters that spend 30% or more of income on housing.
  • % reduction in the need for affordable housing units in Frederick County.
  • Seniors have access to safe and affordable housing
  • Possible indicator:
  • % of seniors desiring to age in place and able to do so.