Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced a new Anne Arundel County program, developed with the Local Development Council, to help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Eviction Prevention Program, designed to help renters “struggling to pay rent or utility bills because of recent job loss or employment disruption in the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis,” will provide assistance to households with incomes up to 80% of Area Median Income adjusted for household size.
From the press release:
“While Maryland courts have suspended evictions and foreclosures for the time being during this crisis, many renters will still owe rent at the end of the day and many landlords will still owe mortgage payments,” said County Executive Pittman. “This program will help people stay on track so that when the moratorium is lifted, they do not have a bigger problem with months of arrears and late fees.”
Residents can apply to the Eviction Prevention Program and access the free confidential financial and foreclosure prevention counseling services by calling Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS) at 410-222-7600 (then dial zero). Applicants will need to provide documentation to show disrupted income, a letter from their landlord stating that they are in arrears, and income documentation for the household.