Baltimore COVID-19 Rent Support Overview

Temporary Rent Support

Thank you for your interest in the COVID-19 Temporary Rent Support program being provided by the City of Baltimore.  This program is being launched to assist renters who have lost income because of COVID-19.  The program will support eligible renters by making rent payments to landlords.  The application period is from July 1, 2020 - July 19, 2020.

Funding is limited.  Not every applicant will receive rent support. 

To be eligible:

  • 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

CLICK HERE for information on how to apply.


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