State Releases $2.3 Million in First Round of Eviction Prevention Grants

Today the Hogan administration announced the award of $2.3 million to counties in the first round of eviction prevention partnership grants. The federally funded grants will be administered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

“These awards reinforce my administration’s strong support for ensuring Marylanders stay safe and secure in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “We are dedicated to assisting counties in their efforts to prevent eviction during these tough economic times.”

“The Community Development Block Grant has been an important federal resource in Maryland,” said Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt. “This funding is essential as local governments respond effectively to the impacts of COVID-19.”

The funds come as the first round of the State’s share of eviction prevention grants. Several weeks ago Governor Hogan announced the state would provide $30 million for rental assistance.

Full list of awards:

Allegany County- $55,000
Cecil County- $100,000
Charles County- $200,000
Frederick County- $722,129
Kent County- $84,246
Queen Anne’s County -$80,000
Somerset County- $100,000
Wicomico County- $1,000,000

DHCD Press Release