July 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando Introduces Bill to Extend Limits Against Rent Increases

On Tuesday, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a bill to extend limits on rent increases after the COVID-19 state of emergency ends. If passed, the bill would extend the prohibition against raising rents above voluntary guidelines until one year after the state of emergency ends, and would prohibit charging fees for late rent payments […]

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June 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council’s New Regulations Incentivize Housing Development at Metro Stations 

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved regulations to implement the “More Housing at Metrorail Stations Act,” which aims to incentivize high-rise housing construction at Metro stations by providing a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), with some criteria for development. According to the council, the bill offers the PILOT for 15 years for […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Received About 6,300 Rental Assistance Applications So Far  

As of Sunday, Montgomery County has received about 6,300 applications for the latest round of its rent relief program, County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Dr. Raymond Crowel said during a virtual media briefing Monday. About $1.5 million in assistance has been distributed, he said. The county expects to be able to […]

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May 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando Launches Rental Assistance Program for Small Businesses 

Montgomery County’s new rental assistance program for small businesses will begin accepting applications Monday, May 17, councilmember Will Jawando announced at a press conference Thursday launching the program. “This is a large part of our community,” Jawando said. “Upwards of 60% of our small businesses have less than 10 people that they employ.” The Latino […]

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April 19, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La Fase 3 del Programa de Ayuda para Inquilinos está Abierta para Aplicaciones

El ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, y otros líderes del condado realizaron una conferencia de prensa, el viernes, para anunciar un alivio adicional para los inquilinos elegibles. La fase 3 del programa de alivio de alquileres COVID-19 está abierta para recibir solicitudes. El programa cuenta con $59 millones en fondos federales disponibles para […]

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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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April 16, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

County Launches $59 Million Rent Relief Program

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently accepting applications for eligible Montgomery County renters in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the economic wellbeing of our poorest and most vulnerable […]

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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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