Frequently Asked Questions
Good News Outreach
When is the food pantry open?
As of July 1, 2020, our food pantry is Wednesday from 9 am-2 pm and Thursday from 8 am-2 pm.
Who is eligible for the Elder Services program? What services are provided?
What are the qualifications for Maryland Oaks Crossing?
To qualify for housing at Maryland Oaks Crossing, your income level must be $1,300.00 or $1,550.00 a month for a two or three-bedroom house respectively. You must have remained eviction free for at least 3 years. You must not have any sexual or majorly violent charges on your record. Maryland Oaks Crossing is a family community particularly for families with children.
What if I do not have children? What if I am currently pregnant?
What do I do if I am coming out of homelessness and meet the required income for Maryland Oaks Crossing, but do not currently have the funds?
Our housing director works with many agencies that may help you with the first months' rent, deposit, and get your power turned on. They maybe able to give you a referral if you qualify.
Do you allow pets at Maryland Oaks Crossing?
Do I need to be a Christian to qualify for Maryland Oaks Crossing?
No, at Good News Outreach we are a Christian based organization tasked to love and serve all.
Is there an application fee for Maryland Oaks Crossing?
What schools are Maryland Oaks Crossing zoned for?
What is the process to becoming a resident at Mercy House?
When should the men begin the application process to Mercy House?
How long are residents permitted to stay at Mercy House?
What are the requirements to becoming a resident at Mercy House?