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Baltimore County to provide $2 million in rental assistance for residents impacted by COVID-19

Posted at 1:17 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 13:17:51-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Baltimore County will provide up to $2 million in rental assistance for residents who have lost income as a result of the pandemic and are at risk of losing their housing.

They will begin accepting applications on October 6.

The County has partnered with community-based organizations to administer phase two of the program, which is funded by Community Development Block Grant–Corona Virus (CDBG-CV) funds.

Following an RFP announced in July, the County will enter into grant agreements with seven organizations:

  • Associated Catholic Charities
  • Baltimore County Department of Social Services
  • Community Assistance Network*
  • Episcopal Housing Corporation
  • House of Ruth
  • Jewish Community Services
  • St. Vincent de Paul

Applicants should apply through Baltimore County's application portal and will be contacted directly by one of the County’s approved partner organizations listed above to complete application processing and eligibility review.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to available funding.

In order to qualify for assistance through this programs, applicants must be:

  • A Baltimore County resident with a valid lease agreement.
  • At risk of losing rental housing due to COVID-19 income loss.
  • At or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income.
  • Household cannot have received an eviction order prior to March 16, 2020.

Residents who have already received an eviction notice and/or have a court date can contact the District Court Self-Help Resource Centers, which provide free limited legal services for individuals who are not represented by an attorney in civil cases.

The Centers can be reached on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. by calling 410-260-1392 or through an online chat.