COVID-19 Rent Support Information

Temporary Rent Support

Baltimore City has launched a temporary rent support effort designed to help people who have lost income because of COVID-19 pay their rent.  The program will support eligible renters by making rent payments to landlords. 

THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 19, 2020 AT 7:00 PM

To be eligible:

  • You must rent in the City of Baltimore
  • You must have a valid and current lease signed by your landlord
  • You must have lost income because of COVID-19
  • Your landlord must have a valid rental property license
  • You must have been fully paid-up on your rent as of March 31 (or current on any agreed-upon payment plan)

Provide these documents

  • A copy of your valid, current lease, or documentation of a month-to-month tenancy arrangement, signed by your landlord;
  • Proof of income from before the COVID-19-related income loss for all adult members of the household; and
  • An ID that matches the name on your lease.

You will have to submit:

  • The online application;
  • Information on how COVID-19 caused your income loss, and a certification that your income loss was due to COVID-19;
  • Unemployment Notice of Benefits Eligibilty Letter, if you have received one;
  • Information about filings by members of your household for unemployment benefits and the status of those filings.

Application Period

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The application process will close on July 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Funding is limited.  Not every applicant will receive assistance.  Priority households for consideration include:

  • At least one member of the household 60 year old or older
  • At least one child under 18
  • Three or more people in the household
  • No one in household approved for unemployment benefits

Landlord Terms

  • Accept the City subsidy and tenant payment as payment in full for the months back rent is owed;
  • Waive any late fees, interest and penalties for the months back rent is owed, between April 1 and June 30; and
  • Not pursue eviction for non-payment of rent during the months covered by the program, or duing July or August, 2020.

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