Maryland Receiving Federal COVID-19 Rent Relief Money

Frederick County is also receiving part of that funding.


Annapolis, Md (KM) Maryland is receiving $402-million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to help residents who are having trouble paying their rent due to the pandemic.

The Governor’s Office says $258.1-million was provided to the state which will be administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development. And $143-million has been allocated to eight jurisdictions in Maryland which have populations over 200,000, including Frederick, Montgomery and Howard Counties.

The state is awaiting regulatory guidance from the federal government on how to spend the money. During that time, DHCD Secretary Ken Holt has been directed by the Governor to reach out to leaders in the Maryland General Assembly to form a bipartisan advisory group to provide input and guidance on the state’s plan.

“We continue to back one of the strongest eviction moratoriums in the country with direct aid for rental payments, legal services, and affordable housing,” says Governor Larry Hogan, in a statement. “We look forward to working with legislative leaders to determine the best way to utilize these resources for Marylanders in need..”


By Kevin McManus