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COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program

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.

For Residents

If you received a:

Upon submitting the brief form, a Baltimore County staff member will contact you within five to seven business days.

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.

Application Process

Review the process below if you plan to apply.

Additional Resources

Baltimore County residents are also eligible for the following resources:

  • Homelessness
    For those currently homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, call 410-887-8463 for assistance.

  • Partner Organizations
    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:

  • 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 dhcd@baltimorecountymd.gov to be connected with Baltimore County staff.

For Landlords

Please work with tenants in their application for the COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program.

Contact Us

Department of Housing and Community Development

105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 201
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone

Director

Terry Hickey

 
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