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 likely to continue.

— If you are a renter who is behind on rent, please apply for the Emergency Covid Rent Assistance Programs in your County.

— 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.


  • Montgomery Bar Association
Montgomery County
  • Community Legal Services
Prince George’s County

Contact HIP’s certified housing counselors if you would like assistance with negotiating with your landlord and 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