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Baltimore County to help renters at risk of being evicted

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 12:37:12-04

TOWSON, Md. — Baltimore County is creating a $1 million initiative to assist renters who are at risk of losing their home when the state lifts its ban on evictions.

“We are here to support families that are struggling financially as a result of this pandemic. This initiative will help families avoid homelessness and provide a bridge while they get back on their feet,” Olszewski said. “This is just a first step, but an important one – and Baltimore County will continue to look for ways to provide resources that help our families weather this storm.”

The County anticipates the average award will cover approximately two months of rent per household.

Funding will come from the County’s federal Coronavirus Relief Funds and through the Department of Social Services.

Applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, June 9.

Click here to see if you're eligible and what documentation you will need to apply.