The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is administering $20 million for the Assisted Housing Relief Program.
The Assisted Housing Relief Program is intended to help bring rental delinquencies current for those units and provide real relief for the tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through direct payments to the eligible property management company. Tenants in eligible properties will be credited with up to a nine month rent rebate which will eliminate their rental debt and the threat of eviction.
The program will be limited to rental units in multi-family projects financed by DHCD’s Community Development Administration using state funds or federal resources, such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program where the unit rent is controlled.
For properties to be eligible to apply on behalf of tenants, the tenant (s) must meet all of the following criteria:
The following attachments are available and will be required in the on-line application in order for the application to be considered complete: