In response to the emergency housing situation at the Lynnhill Condominiums in Temple Hills, Maryland in November 2016, The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County responded to an outpouring of support from the community to support the immediate needs of those impacted. Approximately 77 families were affected by a power shut-off due to a long-standing conflict between owners, the condominium association, and utility companies.
Because of the community’s deep generosity, we have collected close to $50,000 in donations to date. From these funds, The Community Foundation made a grant to the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services, which has been providing case management for the affected families since the events occurred, and will continue to provide services in the months ahead. County agencies have assisted 127 households with 47 receiving financial assistance totaling close to $83,000. Assistance included help with security deposits, rent, moving costs, renters insurance and utility deposits.
We would like to extend a special thank you to two long-time Community Foundation partners for their donations to this effort – The Meyer Foundation for their $10,000 contribution, and Pepco for their $25,000 contribution. A number of families and individuals have been supported by these generous contributions, and on behalf of them and Prince George’s County, thank you for your commitment to your neighbors.
And a big thanks also to the many community members who contributed and to our family of donors for stepping up to help – not just in an emergency like this one, but every day. You’re making our region stronger.