Baltimore COVID-19 Rent Support Overview

Temporary Rent Support

The Baltimore City COVID-19 Temporary Rent Support program application period is CLOSED and not currently accepting new applications.  If you applied previously, you will be notified directly of your status.


  • Eviction Prevention:  If you were not eligible for COVID-19 Temporary Rent Support, individuals and families that are in imminent risk of homelessness or losing housing can apply for eviction prevention support through the Baltimore City Community Action Partnership (CAP) office.  To get more information, please complete an inquiry form which can be found HERE. You may also call 410-545-0136/410-545-0900 for more information.
  • Legal Resources:  Free legal resources are available for renters facing an eviction action.  Additional information about organizations that provide free legal advice can be found HERE


Temporary Rent Support Program Eligibility:

  • You must rent an apartment or house in City of Baltimore
  • You must have a valid and current lease signed by your landlord, or documentation of a tenancy arrangement
  • You must have lost income because of COVID-19
  • You must have been fully paid-up on your rent as of March 31 (or current on any agreed-upon payment plan)
  • Your landlord must have a City rental property license valid during the period from April 1 through June 30

You do NOT have to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to be eligible.

You must also meet these income guidelines:

Income Requirements

You are NOT eligible if:

  • You live in public housing
  • You receive other government rental assistance (Section 8, Housing Choice Vouchers, etc.)
  • You live in a State assisted building
  • You have unpaid rent from before April
  • You are in the process of being evicted for prior COVID-19 missed rent payments

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