As of July 8, 2022 Baltimore County has discontinued accepting new intake forms. Existing intake forms are still being processed. Tenants with existing intake forms will receive updated information regarding the completion of their full application. Please see below for updated eligibility requirements.
If you are currently awaiting assistance, continue monitoring phone calls and emails as nonprofit service providers will continue making contact with applicants.
Housing Choice Vouchers and Other Rental Subsidies
If you are a tenant receiving a Housing Choice Voucher or other rental subsidy through the Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and facing financial hardship, please contact the Office of Housing to submit your Interim Change form.
COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program Eligibility Requirements
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)
- Have not previously received federal rental assistance.
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:
|Gross Annual Income Limit
Requesting Possible Legal Representation
For possible representation at your hearing, the following organizations have partnered with the County to offer limited legal services.
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
In order to be represented by Maryland Legal Aid, you must open a case with their organization. Call 410-427-1800 during business hours, Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., to begin the process. Representation by Maryland Legal Aid is offered at no cost for income-qualified persons.
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) offers free legal assistance to tenants whose landlords have filed a court case against them. In some cases, the attorneys can offer advice or assistance with cases where a judgment has already been entered. Call PBRC's Tenant Hotline at 443-703-3053 and leave a detailed message including your name and contact information.
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, select option 1 for assistance.
The County has partnered with the following organizations to assist those facing eviction or other housing-related legal issues. Click on the links below to learn about the programs offered. You can complete an online intake form for the organization you chose.
Income eligible residents can qualify for public benefit programs such food assistance, utility assistance, healthcare and more. Visit Cash Campaign of Maryland to register for benefits screening.
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.
Please work with your tenants to submit applications together and ensure that all contact information is accurate. Any inaccurate information included in the application may delay processing time.