The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on August 3, 2021, issued a new temporary agency order designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 by avoiding mass evictions in jurisdictions that have a “Substantial” or “High” transmission rate. However, a few weeks later the United States Supreme Court vacated the order. As a result, evictions for nonpayment of rent are continuing.
— If you are a renter who is behind on rent, please apply for the Emergency Covid Rent Assistance Programs in your County. NOTE: The Prince George’s County portal will close at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 – The Montgomery County portal will close at 5:00 on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
— Both application portals will reopen in early 2022 with a new round of funding, but will also have updated
— If you are behind on rent and called to Court, please plan to attend your hearing in Landlord-Tenant Court.
— When you receive a Court Summons, contact legal help and be sure to attend your Court date. Below are several organizations who can guide you.
— If you have received an eviction judgment from the Courts or a “red & white” notice on your door from the County Sheriff, please reach out to 3-1-1 in Montgomery County, or 301-301-883-6504 #9 in Prince George’s County.
LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS IN MARYLAND
Contact HIP’s certified housing counselors if you would like assistance negotiating a payment plan with your landlord, and/or help applying for Covid Emergency Rent Assistance.
We can answer any and all of your questions, and make any necessary referrals to our partner agencies. Let us help you.
Montgomery County Office: 301-916-5946 | Prince George’s County Office: 301-699-3835