COVID 19 Eviction Prevention Programs

Updated 3/17/2021

Anne Arundel County

ACDS Eviction Prevention Program provides temporary rental and utility assistance for eligible renters whose employment income has been impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. This emergency assistance is to prevent evictions and utility turn-off, and is subject to funding availability.

Baltimore City

The Eviction Prevention Program, administered by the Baltimore City Community Action Partnership, aids renters for rent and utilities payments. Eligibility is based on income and tenants with household incomes below 80% AMI are eligible.

Baltimore County

COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program aids residents with household incomes of 80% AMI or below who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The payment of existing housing-related arrears that could result in eviction of an eligible household is prioritized. If a resident previously submitted an intake form for assistance between October 6, 2020 and February 12, it will be reviewed for eligibility. Residents do not have to apply again if they submitted an intake form February 12, 2021 or earlier.

Calvert County

Call 443-550-6900 for information 

Caroline County

Caroline County Economic Recovery Rent Stabilization Program

Carroll County

Carroll County COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program

Cecil County

Call 410-996-3095

Charles County

Call 301-274-4474

Frederick County

The Religious Coalition, Frederick County, and the City of Frederick, are partnering to provide rental assistance. The Religious Coalition wants to remind all Frederick County residents who are struggling to pay rent to contact us for assistance. Whether you were or were not affected by COVID-19, if you are behind in rent the Coalition may be able to help. The application deadline is extended until further notice.

Harford County

COVID-19 Rental Assistance Fund aids eligible households with up to 12 months of assistance.

Howard County

Rental assistance and eviction prevention: beginning March 11th, eligible Howard County residents may contact one of the participating providers to complete an application for assistance to pay past due rent. Maximum assistance per household is 12 months of rent and utility expenses. Residents that previously received rental assistance are eligible to apply for additional assistance.

Montgomery County

The COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program: Visit their website for updates.

Prince George’s County

The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program opened March 4th. The County is offering relief to landlords on behalf of renters and tenants experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic through its 3rd round of funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
Bill 16-20 prohibits housing providers from increasing a tenant’s rent or imposing late fees or penalties if the rent increases would take effect during the Governor’s COVID-19 emergency and within 90 days thereafter. A housing provider is also prohibited from issuing notice of a rent increase or late fees during the emergency and within 90 days after the expiration of an emergency.

Queen Anne's County 

Rental Assistance and Emergency Shelter for those Impacted by COVID-19

Statewide Resources and Information

The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) provides financial assistance with home heating bills. Payments are made to the fuel supplier and utility company on the customer’s behalf.

On Monday, March 15, 2021 the Maryland Judiciary began Phase IV of the COVID-19 progressive resumption of operations plan and is now hearing all tenant case types