Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Eviction Prevention

Has COVID-19 affected your ability to pay rent? You may be eligible for assistance with current or past due payments.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will administer federal emergency rental funding in two ways, (1) directly to local jurisdictions through the Maryland Eviction Partnership Program to support local rental assistance efforts and (2) to property management on behalf of tenants residing in affordable rental properties​ that received federal or state financing through the Assisted Housing Relief Program.

Need help finding assistance?
Call the Maryland Emergency Rental Assistance Call Center at
877-546-5595
Monday to Friday: 8 AM to 7 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM to 4 PM​

Governor Hogan’s Moratorium on Evictions During State of Emergency currently remains in effect. On March 16, 2020, Governor Hogan issued an emergency order that prohibits Maryland courts from ordering the eviction of any tenant who can demonstrate that their inability to pay rent was the result of COVID-19 - for example, because of lost or reduced employment, needing to care for a school-aged child, because they are diagnosed with or under investigation for COVID-19. If a tenant feels they are being unfairly threatened with eviction, they should contact the Office of the Maryland Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division or call 410-528-8662.

Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership / Local Rental Assistance - Where to Apply

Local jurisdictions will operate rental assistance programs independently. All programs are expected to open in spring of 2021. Check this page for updates on when programs have opened and are accepting applications. Select your county of residence to view the program details and how to apply for assistance:

Anne Arundel

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: ACDS Eviction Prevention Program
Contact Information
Call: 410-222-7600

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Baltimore City

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Eviction Prevention Program
Application Information​
Call: 410-396-5555
Email: eviction.prevention@baltimorecity.gov

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Baltimore County

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program
Application Information

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Caroline

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Caroline County Economic Recovery Rent Stabilization Program
Application Information
​​Call: 443-988-5009
Email: relief@carolinemd.org​

Frederick

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Rental Assistance Program
Application Information
Call:  1-800-220-9528
Email: COVIDhelp@rcehn.org​​​

Harford

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Information
Call: 443-402-0326 ext. 222 or 667-275-1422​

Howard

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Rental & Utility Assistance Program; Foreclosure Prevention Program
Application Information​

Montgomery

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
Application Information
Call: 240-777-0311
Email: hss@montgomerycountymd.gov​​

Prince George's

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Information​​​

Queen Anne's

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Queen Anne’s County Division of Housing & Community Services Rental Assistance Program
Application Information​
Call: 410-758-3977​​​

Wicomico

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Wicomico County Emergency Rental Assistance
Application Information
Call: 410-546-1551

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​​Assisted Housing Relief Program

The Assisted Housing Relief Program is only available to tenants residing in multifamily rental communities that have received state funds or federal resources from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. To be eligible, a tenant must reside in one of the communities listed at:
Assisted Housing Relief Program Eligible Properties Search.

If a tenant is eligible, they should contact their property management company for application information. Tenant applications will be collected and compiled by the property management company and submitted to the department as one single program application for the property. Property managers will receive direct payments from the department to bring up to nine months of rental delinquencies current.

The department anticipates re-opening the application period for the Assisted Housing Relief Program in spring of 2021. ​​Eligible property managers and tenants should check this page for updates. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​