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COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program

For Intake Forms Already Submitted

If you previously submitted an intake form for assistance between October 6, 2020 and February 12, your intake form will be reviewed for eligibility. You do not have to apply again if you submitted an intake form February 12, 2021 or earlier.

All applicants will be contacted by one of the County’s partner organizations listed below:

  • Associated Catholic Charities
  • Baltimore County HCAP
  • Community Assistance Network (CAN)
  • Episcopal Housing Corporation
  • Jewish Community Services
  • St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore

Required Documentation

Applicants should have the following documentation available while they wait to be contacted for assistance:

  • Identification for all household adults, examples include:
    • Any government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport)
    • Birth certificate
  • Current lease or rental agreement and amount owed, acceptable examples include:
    • Copy of signed lease with applicant name
    • A letter from landlord stating amount of rent owed
  • Landlord tax ID number or completed W-9 form
  • Proof of COVID-related financial loss—Email or notice on letterhead from a healthcare provider, employer, or child’s school or daycare provider that indicates job loss, reduced hours or job disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Current monthly income information—At least two consecutive pay stubs from each household member age 18 and older
  • Other sources of income, such as:
    • Child Support Order
    • SSI or SSDI Benefits Award Letter
    • Unemployment Insurance Statement
    • Veterans’ Benefits Statement
    • Most recent Retirement or Annuity Statement

Housing Choice Vouchers and Other Rental Subsidies

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

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 financial hardship or income loss, or qualify for unemployment
  • 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, please keep your intake form confirmation number for reference.

Additional Resources

Please continue to check the Department of Social Services overview 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 311 to be referred to the CASH Campaign of Maryland for a Financial Navigator Program session, which can help connect you to housing, utility or food assistance; healthcare, tax credits and more. 311 is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or via the online form.
  • 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.

About the Nationwide Moratorium on Evictions

The CDC has issued a moratorium on evictions nationwide which is effective until June 30. This declaration extends protections to renters at risk of eviction for nonpayment of rent due to income loss as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more (PDF) from the CDC.

 
Revised May 26, 2021         

 

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