Calvert Dedicates CARES Funds to Rental & Mortgage Assistance

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners this week approved $300,000 in funding to provide low-barrier aid to help tenants and homeowners avoid eviction and foreclosure.

The Department of Community Resources will oversee the relief fund. The program uses available funds received through the Maryland Coronavirus Relief Fund, established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

According to a County press release:

Households must apply for aid before Dec. 15, 2020 to receive assistance and aid will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Households in need of assistance may contact the following local housing agencies to learn more and apply:

  • Rental Assistance
    LifeStyles of Maryland
    301-609-9900
    www.lifestylesofmd.org
  • Rental Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention
    Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action
    301-274-4474
    www.smtccac.org

Citizens who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of mortgage, rent or utility assistance are also encouraged to contact the Calvert County Department of Social Services at 443-550-6900 for a referral to local partner agencies that may be of assistance.

Visit the Calvert County website for more information.

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