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Montgomery County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Montgomery County COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

 

Montgomery County will re-launch a COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program for tenants who meet eligibility requirements. The program is intended to provide partial rent support to low-income households that have experienced income loss due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Approved households may receive a maximum of $600 per month for up to three months, paid to their landlord.

The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) will administer the program and accept applications and supporting documents starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Applications can be submitted through 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31. Applications will be reviewed using a random selection method from the pool of applications received by the deadline.

The application has been substantially streamlined from the original launch of the program, with reduced documentation requirements to address the difficulties experienced initially. Prior applicants who were not successful have been encouraged to reapply.

County renters who apply for COVID-19 rental assistance must certify that they have income under a certain amount; that due to COVID-19 they lost income or had certain new expenses; and that they are a U.S. citizen or qualified alien (e.g., permanent resident). Applicants must be at least one month behind on their rent and have been a resident of the County for six of the prior 12 months.

All assistance is contingent on the availability of funds.

A sample application form (in pdf) and Frequently Asked Questions is available now at website. 

 

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This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.

 

 
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Comment balloon 6 commentsRoy Kelley • August 17 2020 03:10PM

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What a great initiative by your community, and that photo from Longwood gardens is amazing! A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 2 months ago

I have been impressed by the number of programs available to folks affected by the pandemic in your community, Roy.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 2 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 2 months ago

Housing programs are in great demand today..... all assistance is in demand..... more and more people are needing food, without the pandemic assistance program.... it's sinful what the politicians are doing to these people....  

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) 2 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 2 months ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 2 months ago

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