Housing and Human Services


The City of Frederick Department of Housing and Human Services, formerly known as the Frederick Community Action Agency, the federally designated Community Action Agency for Frederick County, Maryland, administers programs and services to assist disadvantaged and low-income people, thereby, ameliorating the causes and effects of poverty.

Through a wide array of programs and services we provide food, housing, medical care, and other forms of assistance to families and individuals that are low-income or homeless.

Since its inception in 1968, the Frederick Community Action Agency is sponsored by the City of Frederick and Friends for Neighborhood Progress, Inc. with support from the Frederick County Government. 

The Frederick Community Action Agency is administered by a fifteen-member BoCommunity Action Agency Buildingard of Directors appointed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Frederick.

We offer an array of services. Please review our hours of operation below:

Program/ ServiceHours of Operation Frequency 
Community Action Agency8:30 a.m. to 6: 30 p.m. Daily (M-F)
Weekend and evening hours may vary
Case Management Services8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Daily (M-F) 

Health Center8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily (M-F) 
Housing Counseling8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily (M-F) 
Food and Nutrition
Food Bank: 

Afternoon Hours

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Evening Hours
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mondays and Fridays
Soup Kitchen 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Daily, including weekends


The Frederick Community Action Agency may be closed on the following major holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

*Please Note: Some programs, such as the Soup Kitchen, will remain open and operational even on major holidays. Please call 301-600-1506 for more information.

2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Public Posting

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt