Interagency Commission on Homelessness

Annual Reports | Committees Meeting Schedule | Membership Roster | Meeting Agendas and Summaries

The Interagency Commission on Homelessness (ICH) was established by the County to act on behalf of county residents experiencing homelessness and to provide advice, counsel, and recommendations to the County Executive and County Council. The Commission's responsibilities involve matters influencing provisions of services, County government policies and procedures, development and implementation of State and Federal laws, and other issues affecting the lives, rights, and welfare of people experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County.

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is Montgomery County's local homeless program planning network. It is a public-private partnership that includes County and other government agencies, non-profit service providers, landlords and others who have a role in the county's housing market. The purpose of the CoC is to encourage and support local organizations in coordinating efforts to address housing and homeless issues and reduce homelessness.

The ICH will serve as the governing board of the Montgomery County CoC and will meet quarterly.

View the enabling legislation

Mission Statement

The Commission will promote a community-wide goal to end homelessness by developing a strategic plan and reviewing and monitoring programs that are components of the CoC. The Commission will recommend to the County Executive and County Council improvements to the CoC, educate the community about homelessness, and recommend and promote partnership with private organizations, businesses and foundations, or any state or federal government agency, to improve the County's ability to prevent and reduce homelessness.


Membership Roster

  • Amanda S. Chesney, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
  • Raymond L. Crowel, Psy.D., Director, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Councilmember Evan Glass, Montgomery County Council
  • Jeff Goldman, Hospital Representative
  • Asmara G. Habte, Mayor's Office, City of Rockville
  • Amanda Harris, DHHS, Services to End and Prevent Homelessness
  • Ebony Alyse Johnson, (Chair) Housing Urban Development
  • Louise Kauffmann, City of Gaithersburg
  • Sharan London, Office of the County Executive
  • Eneshal Miller, Public Member
  • Aseem Nigam, Director, Department of Housing and Community Affairs
  • Ruschelle Reuben, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Shane Rock, Interfaith Works
  • Brian Roynestad, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
  • Stan Seidel, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Susie Sinclair-Smith, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
  • Stacy Spann, Housing Opportunities Commission
  • Angela Talley, Director, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • ‚ÄčSenator Craig Zucker, Maryland State Senate

Staff Support

Ilana Branda, Deputy Chief
Montgomgery County, Department of Health and Human Services | Services to End and Prevent Homeless
401 Hungerford Drive, 5th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850


A person experiencing homelessness