rental assistance

October 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, October 1, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, October 1 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected […]

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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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August 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

County Short-Term COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Opens Tuesday

Montgomery County’s rental assistance program, administered by the Housing Opportunities Commission, will accept applications starting Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. and continuing through Monday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. The program is funded through the CARES Act to provide low-income households with assistance for up to three months to avoid eviction. 📢 Applications will […]

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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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June 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Hogan Creates $30 Million Fund to Curb Evictions

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he is committing $30 million in new funding to help prevent evictions and to assist Maryland residents affected by the global pandemic. Montgomery County is expected to receive $3 million of the total funds. I led the efforts in Montgomery County to provide rent relief for residents impacted by […]

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April 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Approves Funding for COVID-19 Rental Assistance and Housing Stabilization

Local elected officials are working to make sure all residents have a roof over their heads during these unprecedented times. Montgomery County Councilmembers discussed housing stabilization and rental assistance funding during a virtual public hearing on Tuesday. The Council received public testimony and voted unanimously on a special appropriation of $2 million to the Fiscal Year […]

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