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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program

Due to overwhelming demand, all intake forms submitted on or after October 16, for the second phase of Baltimore County’s COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program will be placed on a wait list.

Review the process below if you plan to apply.

Application Process

Step 1: Find Out If You Are Eligible

If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for available funds.

  • 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 area median income (detailed below)
  • Household cannot have received an eviction order prior to March 16, 2020

Baltimore County residents receiving a Housing Choice Voucher or other rental subsidy through the Baltimore County Office of Housing should contact the office directly at 410-887-2766 to update current income for rent payment recalculation.

Income Limits

Applicants must have gross annual income at or below the following levels to be eligible:

Household Size

Gross Annual Income Limit

1

$54,950

2

$62,800

3

$70,650

4

$78,500

5

$84,800

6

$91,100

7

$97,350

8

$103,650

Step 2: Complete the Intake Form

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

Step 3: Partner Organization Follow-up and Application Assistance

After you submit the intake form, remember to keep your intake form confirmation number for reference.

If funding becomes available, you may be contacted by a partner organization who would help you submit supporting documentation, including but not limited to:

  • Income and expenses
  • Confirmation from your landlord of rent due
  • A copy of your lease
  • Documentation of how COVID-19 has impacted your economic situation

Important Note: Due to overwhelming demand, all intake forms submitted on or after October 16, 2020, for the second phase of Baltimore County’s COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program will be placed on a wait list.

Additional Resources

Please continue to check our website for additional support initiatives. County residents are also eligible for the following resources:

  • The County has partnered with the Fair Housing Action Center (FHAC), which assists those facing eviction or other housing-related legal actions, and which also provides financial coaching and counseling, assistance negotiating with landlords, referrals to legal services and renters’ tax credit applications.
  • Call 3-1-1 to be referred to the CASH Campaign of Maryland for a Benefits Screening session. This can help connect you and your family to housing assistance, utilities assistance, healthcare, food assistance, tax credits and more.
  • Residents who have already received an eviction notice 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 p.m. by calling 410-260-1392 or via online chat.
 
Revised October 16, 2020         

 

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