Previously incomplete and new applications will be accepted during the fourth phase of Covid-19 rent relief program.
The phase will reopen for applications from eligible Montgomery County renters who either did not fully complete their previously submitted application or want to submit a new application for review. The previous deadline was June 30. The program provides financial assistance for tenants that have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by the County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), according to Montgomery County government.
“I am pleased to announce the reopening of the rental relief program. We have additional funds to distribute, and we know that the need for this assistance has not gone away,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on a press release. “The impact of this pandemic will be with us for quite some time, so I urge eligible residents who are in need to not delay and apply today.”
Visit www.mc311.com/rentrelief to apply online or log-in to an existing account to continue a previously started application.
The rent relief program launched in May 2020 and as of July 24, has distributed $79.1 million in financial assistance. Funding for the fourth phase was provided by U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance funds in direct allocations to the County and as a sub-grantee to the State of Maryland, according to the press release.
Renters facing an immediate loss of housing should call 311 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to be connected with DHHS’ Housing Stabilization Services. For more answers to frequently asked questions about the rent relief program, visit www.mc311.com/rentrelief.