If you applied to this program, you do not have to apply again. Please check your inbox or spam folder for the acknowledgment you received regarding your intake form.
In an effort to provide rental assistance for Baltimore County residents that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the County has partnered with local nonprofits to provide financial support in the form of grants that may cover the entirety of debts owed to landlords.
Housing Choice Vouchers and Other Rental Subsidies
County residents receiving a Housing Choice Voucher or other rental subsidy through the Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) must call 410-887-2766 to update current income for rent payment recalculation and to inquire about assistance.
Review the process below if you plan to apply.
If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for available funds.
- Baltimore County resident
- Must need assistance for your current residence
- At risk of losing rental housing due to COVID-19 financial hardship or income loss, or qualify for unemployment
- At or below 80 percent area median income (detailed below)
Per federal funding guidelines, households with incomes less than 50 percent of AMI and households with one or more members that have been unemployed for at least 90 days prior to the household's application for assistance are to be prioritized.
Applicants must have gross annual income at or below the following levels to be eligible:
Household Size Gross Annual Income Limit 1 $55,950 2 $63,950 3 $71,950 4 $79,900 5 $86,300 6 $92,700 7 $99,100 8 $105,500
You will be prompted to answer several questions about your current need and other information that will help determine your eligibility for the program.Complete the Intake Form
After submitting the intake form, keep your confirmation number for reference. Check your inbox or spam folder for your acknowledgment of receipt.
Applicants should have the following documentation available while they wait to be contacted for assistance by nonprofit providers:
- Government-issued ID
- Current lease or rental agreement
- Proof of COVID-19 related financial loss: Tenant eligibility attestation that explains the direct or indirect COVID-19 hardship
- Monthly income documents
- Landlord tax ID number or completed W-9 form
- Ledger with unpaid balance
If You Have Received a Court Summons
If you have received a District Court summons:
Email the document as an attachment to email@example.com. In the subject line, put the initial of your first name followed by your last name and your unique ID. For example, if your name is John Smith, the subject line would be: JSmith TY78UI.
Baltimore County staff will contact you within three to five business days.
Baltimore County residents are also eligible for the following resources:
For those currently homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, call 410-887-8463 for assistance.
The County has partnered with the following organizations to assist those facing eviction or other housing-related legal actions. These organizations also provide financial coaching and counseling, assistance negotiating with landlords, referrals to legal services and renter's tax credit applications:
- Fair Housing Action Center (FHAC)
- Maryland Legal Aid
- Pro Bono Resource Center
- Saint Ambrose Housing Center
Financial Navigator Program Session
Call 311 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or complete the online form, to be referred to the CASH Campaign of Maryland, which can help connect you to housing, utility or food assistance; healthcare, tax credits and more.
District Court Self-Help Resource Centers
Residents who have already received an eviction notice or have a court date can contact the 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 p.m. by calling 410-260-1392 or via online chat. Residents are encouraged to upload a copy of the court notice to firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected with Baltimore County staff.
Please work with tenants in their application for the COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program.