April 9, 2021 | Michael Hernández

El Concejo Aprueba $1 millón para Ayudar con el Alquiler de Pequeñas Empresas

El martes el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery en una decisión unánime aprobó una asignación especial de $1 millón para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas con los pagos de alquiler. El esfuerzo, que fue dirigido por el concejal Will Jawando, se introdujo originalmente “para crear un programa para proporcionar subvenciones a las pequeñas empresas para […]

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April 9, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Council Approves $1 Million Special Appropriation to Help Small Businesses

Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a $1 million special appropriation to assist small businesses with rent payments on Tuesday. The effort, which was led by Councilmember Will Jawando, was originally introduced “to create a program to provide grants to small businesses to support rental costs, either current or overdue rent payments,” according to a recent […]

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February 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Sen. Van Hollen: One in Ten Renters in Maryland Face Eviction, ‘In Desperate Need of Help’

Before the pandemic hit, Maryland already was dealing with a crisis in affordable housing. Since then, it has become more acute, and currently 214,000 Marylanders who are renters are facing eviction, according to U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen. “That’s one in 10 Marylanders,” he said at Tuesday morning’s Roundtable on COVID-19 Housing Crisis. The delinquency […]

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October 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

New Affordable Senior Housing Community Opens in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich led a ribbon cutting at the Willow Manor at Fairland, a new affordable housing community in Silver Spring. The community is for residents ages 62 and older and offers 60 affordable units and 61 units at market rate. MyMCMedia attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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September 21, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Se Estima que 20,000 Viviendas Están Atrasadas en el Pago del Alquiler

El Departamento de Vivienda y Asuntos Comunitarios del condado de Montgomery estima que aproximadamente el 15% de los hogares que alquilan una propiedad, o lo que significa unas 20,000 unidades, no han pagado el alquiler. Hay 130,000 unidades de alquiler en el condado, dijo Aseem Nigam, director del DHCA. En junio y julio se realizaron […]

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September 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Estimates 20,000 Tenant Units Are Delinquent on Rent

The Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) estimates about 15% of rental households, or 20,000 units, are failing to pay rent.  There are 130,000 rental units in the county, said Aseem Nigam, director of the DHCA. Two surveys of 21,000 multifamily units were conducted in June and July to determine the 15% […]

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September 4, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Relief for Tenants Who Can’t Pay Their Rent

Following a new federal order halting residential evictions, community organization CASA, along with over 80 organizations, calls on state officials to reconvene for a special session. The new order, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, goes into effect Sept. 4 and goes through Dec. 31 of this year. Under this order, landlords […]

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July 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

As Eviction Hearings Can Resume, Council Approves $20 Million in Relief

The Montgomery County Council approved $20 million in funding for rental assistance and eviction and homelessness prevention.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will administer the funds, which will be used toward programs that help tenants at risk of homelessness or eviction due to COVID-19, according to council documents. The prevention programs […]

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July 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Council to Vote Next Week on Additional Relief for Renters

The Montgomery County Council will vote next week on a request for an additional $20 million to provide relief for renters. The money would expand the County’s eviction and homelessness prevention programs, including the COVID-19 Rent Relief program. These programs provide financial assistance to prevent eviction and end homelessness, which is especially necessary during this […]

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April 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers to Hold Virtual Tenant Townhall

Montgomery County Councilmembers Evan Glass and Will Jawando will hold a virtual tenant townhall Thursday at 7 p.m. Topics of discussion include renter assistance programs and emergency rent stabilization. Register here.  🚨Join Councilmembers @EvanMGlass and @willjawando for a virtual tenant townhall on April 30 at 7 p.m. They will provide updates on their efforts to […]

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