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April 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Announce Additional COVID-19 Rent Relief, Urge Residents to Help Others

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other county leaders held a press conference Friday to announce additional rent relief for eligible residents. Phase 3 of the county’s COVID-19 rent relief program is open for applications, with $59 million in federal funding available to help low-income households that have lost income due to the pandemic. Tenants […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Proposes Direct Stimulus Payments as Part of New $1 Billion Relief Package

Gov. Larry Hogan introduced a $1 billion stimulus and tax relief package Monday that includes direct stimulus payments to qualifying Marylanders. The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act must be passed by the state legislature before it can take effect. The 2021 legislative session begins Wednesday, and Hogan said he […]

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December 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Business, Housing Relief; No New Statewide Coronavirus Restrictions

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press briefing Thursday new emergency financial relief for businesses and renters ahead of the holidays. He was joined at the briefing by Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz and Maryland Housing Secretary Ken Holt. Hogan did not announce any new statewide coronavirus restrictions but said — based on the rising […]

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September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Considering Layoffs, Service Cuts if Federal Funding Ends

The Metro Board of Directors held a special meeting Friday to approve potential service cuts and layoffs that may go into effect if federal funding does not come through.  The COVID-19 pandemic led Metro to cut back service causing as much as a 90% drop in ridership and revenue, according to a statement from the […]

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July 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Urges Action on Need for Eviction Prevention Assistance

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is urging Governor Larry Hogan and Representatives in Congress to act on financial assistance for tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Elrich discussed the end of the eviction protection period which is Saturday. Elrich recently recommended that the County Council appropriate $20 million from the […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Cardin Thinks Montgomery County Will See More Federal COVID-19 Funding

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said he believes Montgomery County will see more funding after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help with COVID-19 costs.  “At the end of the day I think there will be a second round of funds coming to state and local governments, which will affect not only […]

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