As a result of increased demand for rental assistance, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will deploy federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding across all 24 local jurisdictions in Maryland to prevent evictions.
The first round of program funding is currently being deployed. DHCD expects to announce additional funding once it is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Future funding will be administered by the Department to local jurisdictions based on need from August through October 2020.
Rental assistance funds will be awarded by the Department to local jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction will administer the funds to local residents. Landlords and tenants should contact their local jurisdiction for more information, or email our customer service desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Assisted Housing Relief Program will assist tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to bring rental delinquencies current through direct payments to property management companies. Tenants in eligible properties will be credited up to five months of rental payments to eliminate their rental debt and prevent eviction.
The program is limited to eligible multifamily communities financed by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Development Administration with state funds or federal resources, such as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program or Rental Housing Works.
Tenants who can certify the cause of their rental delinquency is related to COVID-19 pandemic are eligible. Applications will be collected and consolidated by property managers for submission to the department. All eligible properties can submit one application per property.
Find out specific details about applying and to download application materials.
The Application Period is currently CLOSED. It will reopen on September 21, 2020.
Funding is currently being deployed for the first round of applications. All other applications will be processed as quickly as possible.
The department will make payments in one lump sum directly to property owners or managers for aggregated total amount of rental delinquency. Landlords and tenants should refer to the database of eligible properties to determine if their property is eligible for funding or email email@example.com for more information.