Frederick to Set Aside $3 Million for Rent Relief

Frederick County executive Jan Gardner today announced that the County is joining with local partners to provide residents $3 million for rental assistance.

The County is working with the City of Frederick and the nonprofit Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs to set aside $3 million for renters who have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Subject to income eligibility, residents may apply to receive up to three months of rent dating back to April.

Executive Gardner said, “With state eviction protections expiring in a few weeks, we know many people are at risk of losing their housing. This partnership is a fast, effective way to assist those who suddenly found themselves in need.”

From the press release:

Eligibility is based on current income and family size. For example, an individual who earns no more $55,750 a year may qualify, while the annual income limit for a family of four is $79,600. A copy of a lease or rental agreement is required, as well as proof of COVID-related financial hardship. Tenants of public housing or other government rental assistance are not eligible.

For more information view the County’s fact sheet.