Maryland will provide millionaire aid to homeowners and tenants at risk of eviction due to pandemic
Updated: Nov 28, 2020
A multi-million dollar grant to financially aid people with home payments impacted
by the COVID-19 pandemic has been accepted by the state of Maryland.
The Office of Governor Larry Hogan reported on Monday that $19.3 million in federal grants had been
secured by the Maryland Department of Housing and Urban Development to avoid the relocation of state residents.
The multi-million dollar fund will benefit more than 3,600 state-wide families and will be allocated to each county's local governments.
"In our response to COVID-19, Maryland has continued to be a national pioneer, which is why we reacted actively with focused rental assistance funds. These grants will help ensure that while we continue to adapt to this global pandemic, our people will stay safe and protected in their homes,' Hogan said through his social networks.
Hogan has since established the Assisted Living Aid Service, which is structured
to provide residents with relief by direct contributions to their property maintenance firm.
About $8 million has been awarded to offset more than 4,500 rent payments for households in the state to date. Individuals should notify the city government of the county where they live for more information about these assistance services.
During the state of emergency, the executive order forbidding court-ordered eviction for non-payment remains in place.