Eviction Prevention

Eviction Prevention

Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership

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. ​​​​​

Eligible Applicants:

  • Eligible applicants are anticipated to be all Maryland Counties and Baltimore City. 
  • Recipients of rental assistance may not exceed 80% Area Median Income (AMI). 
  • There may be additional local  eligibility requirements. Renters should contact their local rental assistance administrators for current information. ​​​​


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. ​​​​​

Administration of Funds:

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 customerservice.dhcd@maryland.gov. ​​​​

Assisted Housing Relief Program

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. ​​​​​

Eligible Applicants:

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​.


Applications will be accepted from November 2, 2020 - November 20, 2020 from eligible property managers.


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 dhcd.rentrelief@maryland.gov for more information. ​​​​​