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  • United Communities Against Poverty

    Agency: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.

    *Crisis Intervention Fund Recipient

    OVERVIEW: Provides Housing Counseling, Financial Services, Food Pantry assistance, First-time Home Buyers Program, Seniors Program and Neighborhood Development (Rehab Homes).

    1) HOUSING SERVICES: Counsels applicants on budgeting and money management. Will also intervene with creditors to help applicants restructure their monthly debt repayment. Assists with first month's rent and emergency delinquent rental and mortgage assistance.

    2) EMERGENCY SERVICES: Provides a 1 time per year emergency rent grant of up to $1000 to those facing a court-ordered eviction (will not assist with subsidized housing). Individuals must provide information in regards to  a hardship and proof that their income will be able to sustain them after assistance. Also provides up to 3 days of emergency food, every 90 days to individuals and families, and refers applicants to the Housing Services counseling programs for training in budgeting and debt restructuring.

    3) COMMUNITY ADVOCACY: Lobbies for legislation to improve services to the poor and remove barriers of economically-based discrimination. Also supports community initiatives that enhance living conditions in the County.

    4) FOOD PANTRY: Provides non-perishable food items and occasionally offers perishable food. Appointment required. 

    5) SENIOR PROGRAM: Provides activities for seniors.

    6) FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS PROGRAM: Provides home ownership education for first time home buyers. 

    7) NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT: Assists in stabilizing communities that suffer from foreclosures, abandonment and vacant homes. Provides green, affordable, healthy energy-efficient homes for low-to-moderate income homeowners.

    8) SHEPHERD'S COVE EMERGENCY SHELTER: Provides Emergency Shelter for women and children in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The 100–bed emergency facility is a clean, safe and supportive environment operated by caring professionals. Individuals interested in gaining admittance in the shelter must contact the Prince George's County Homeless Hotline at 1-888-731-0999. Shelter residents will be eligible for three balanced and nutritious meals every day, free fully–equipped day care (for children 6 weeks – 5 years old), after–school program (for children 5 – 12 year old), permanent & transitional housing assistance, education & employment services, transportation assistance, assistance with medical needs and substance abuse support.

    • Mailing Address:
      • 1400 Doewood Lane
      • Capitol Heights, MD 20743
    • Main:
      • 301-322-5700
    • Rental Assistance:
      • 301-322-5700 EX 120
    • Fax:
      • 301-322-3381
    • Main:
    • Main Contact:
    • Website:

    Agency: United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.

    Languages Available:

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: Eligibility requirements for specific programs vary based on funding. Emergency Services are extremely limited and only open to individuals who are currently employed, clients must call for complete eligibility requirements.

    Areas Served:
    • Prince Georges County

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