Two programs that place homeless families into permanent housing in Montgomery County, Maryland are receiving financial help from mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
From 1990 until last year, Anthony Martin was homeless. But thanks to a program run by the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, he now lives in an apartment in Gaithersburg with his two sons, ages 8 and 10. Under the program, Martin pays a small percentage of his monthly rent, and must also cover all utilities.
The coalition's permanent housing program received a $450,000 grant from Freddie Mac, which also awarded a similarly sized grant to the Greentree Family Shelter in Bethesda.
Matt Bush reports...