Sarah Hochbaum became the Community Living Coordinator at Maryland Inclusive Housing in May of 2022.
Hochbaum grew up in Columbia, Md. And has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. Her passion for housing began when she started working at Green Door in Washington D.C., which supported the homeless population living with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Sarah continued her work at Bronxworks in Bronx N.Y., as a social worker in their transitional housing program. She was previously employed by The Coordinating Center, contracted through Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services Housing Initiative Program, as well as a Supports Planner for the Home and Community Based Programs contract.
Hochbaum provided case management services to individuals with chronic medical conditions who were experiencing homelessness. She was tasked with assisting individuals with obtaining and maintaining housing, as well as helping them navigate rental subsidies, social service programs and community resources to address their needs. Most recently, she served as a case manager at St. Vincent De Paul of Baltimore, working towards the goal of housing individuals who had experienced homelessness due to the COVID pandemic. Sarah collaborated bi-weekly with the Baltimore City Mayors Office of Homeless Services to reach this goal.
Tim Wiens was hired by the Board of Directors in January of 2020 as the half time Executive Director of the Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation.
In 2016 Deputy Secretary Bernie Simons appointed Tim Wiens to serve on the State-wide Tiered Standards Committee to comply with the new federal CMS Settings rules. As part of Tim’s work on this Committee he was asked to chair the Residential Sub-Committee to set residential goals for DDA’s transformation. As a result of the work and recommendations of this Committee, in January of 2018, Mr. Simons appointed Tim Wiens to Chair the DDA Supported Living Advisory Committee, which led to the recommendations to establish both a DDA Rental Assistance Program and the Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation.