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.​

 
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The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will administer federal emergency rental funding in two ways, (1) direc​tly 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​

Maryland Eviction Preventio​n Partnership - Where to Apply

Local jurisdictions will operate rental assistance programs independently. Select your county of residence to view the program details and how to apply for assistance:

Allegany

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Information
Call: 301-777-8286
Email: housing@alleganyhrdc.org​

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Anne Arundel

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: ACDS Eviction Prevention Program
Application Information
Call: 410-222-7600
Para asistencia en Espanol por favor llame al 410-222-7600 y selecione la opcion “3”

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Baltimore City

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Eviction Prevention Program
Application Information​
Información de la aplicación (en español)​
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
Información de la aplicación (en español)​

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Calvert

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Calvert County Rental Assistance
Application Information
Call: 410-535-1600 x 2460

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Caroline

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Caroline County Emergency Rental Assistance Program​
Application Information
Call: 410-482-4810
Email: erap@mrdc.net​

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Carroll

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program
Application Information (English)
Información de la aplicación (en español)​
Call: 410-386-6620
Email: renthelp@hspinc.org​

Cecil

 

Status: Accepting tenant pre-applications and landlord registrations
Program Name: Cecil County Landlord Emergency Rental Assistance, Cecil County Emergency Rental Assistance
Application Information
Call: 410-996-3095
Email: covidrenthelp@ccgov.org​

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Charles

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Charles County Department of Social Services - Eviction Assistance Grants
Application Information
Call: 301-539-3641

Program Name: United Way of Charles County COVID-19 Impact Rental Assistance
Application Information
Call: 301-609-4844
Email: info@unitedwaycharles.org

Program Name: Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee Covid19 Emergency Assistance
Application Information​
Call: 301-274-4474
Email: emergencyassistance@smtccac.org
Program Name: LifeStyles, Inc
Application Information​
Call: 301-609-9900

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Dorchester

 

​Status: Accepting landlord applications
Program Name: Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): Landlord Assistance Program
Application Information

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Frederick

 

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

Garrett

 

Status: Opening for applications soon
Program Name: Garrett County Community Action Committee
Application Information

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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​
Información de la aplicación (en español)​​

Kent

 

Status: Accepting application
Program Name: Maryland Rural Development Corporation Covid-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Information​
Call: 410-482-2585 Ext. 233

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Montgomery

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
Application Information
Información de la aplicación (en español)​
Call: 240-777-0311
Email: hss@montgomerycountymd.gov​​

Prince George's

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Information​​​
Call: 301-883-6504

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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​​​

Somerset

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program: Covid -19 Emergency Eviction Help
Application Information​
Call: 410-651-1424
Email: dtcs@somersetmd.us​

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St. Mary's

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program: Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) of St. Mary’s County, Maryland
Application Information
Call: 301-866-6590
Email: ERAP@stmaryshousing.org

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Talbot

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program: Talbot County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Information​
Información de la aplicación (en español)​
Call: 410-822-5015

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Washington

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Washington County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Information
Información de la aplicación (en español)​
Call: 301-797-4161 x100
Email: ERAP@wccac.org​

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Wicomico

 

​Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Wicomico County Emergency Rental Assistance
Application Information
Email: wicorental@wicomicocounty.org​

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Worcester

 

Status: Accepting applications
Program Name: Worcester County Department of Social Services
Application Information
Email: Worcesterrental@maryland.gov​
Program Name: Diakonia, Inc.
Application information​

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Assisted Housing Relief Program

The Assisted Housing Relief Program is 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.

Eligible tenants 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. Applications must be submitted by the property manager through the Application Portal.

The following must be collected for each household:

  • A rent ledger for each household must be submitted to verify​ the rental delinquencies.
  • Additionally, the following documents must be collected and kept on file for a period of no less than five (5) years, and will be made available for DHCD's review for compliance monitoring within three (3) business days from the date of the request:
    • Valid current lease identifying primary tenant as leaseholder as well as identifying the household size;
    • Income verification – this includes paystubs, W-2s or other wage statements, tax filings, bank statements demonstrating regular income, an attestation from an employer, self-attestations, etc.;
    • Tenant Certification; and
    • Tenant Worksheet.


​Assisted Housing Relief Program Application Portal


Assisted Housing Relief Program Documents:

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U.S. Treasury policies require the State of Maryland to prioritize ERAP assistance for the following two groups:

  1. Households who have annual income at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI), as determined by HUD 
  2. Households who have one or more individuals who are unemployed at the time of ERAP application AND have not been employed during the last 90 days

Local government programs receiving ERAP funds through the State of Maryland are required to process and approve applications for assistance from these two groups first. Once all applications from priority groups have been reviewed and approved, programs will begin approving applications for other eligible households.

For bulk tenant rent relief programs using ERAP funds through the State of Maryland, assistance is prioritized for tenants in properties that provide income-based housing and/or have a high proportion of tenants with income under 50% AMI. Properties include:

  1. Housing developments that have received assistance from DHCD (such as low-income housing tax credit properties) 
  2. Programs operated by Public Housing Authorities, such as Public Housing or Housing Choice Vouchers/Section 8 
  3. Class C & D multifamily housing properties in census tracts that have been identified as a high priority for rental assistance by the Urban Institute. Class C & D properties typically serve lower income families.
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