In the News: Coronavirus Relief: More Than $9M Going Toward COVID-19 Housing Relief For Marylanders

Coronavirus Relief: More Than $9M Going Toward COVID-19 Housing Relief For Marylanders
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More than $9 million is being directed to COVID-19 housing relief for Marylanders for tenant-based housing voucher recipients.

The full Maryland congressional delegation, which includes U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, announced the funding on Thursday.

The funding comes from the CARES Act, which is provided $1.25 billion nationwide for tenant-based rental assistance to help with the Housing Choice Voucher program. It includes $400 million for increased subsidy costs, which are paid directly to landlords and $850 million for administration and other expenses incurred by public housing authorities to “support or maintain the health and safety of assisted individuals and families, and costs related to retention and support of participating owners.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant financial hardships for Americans – especially those in our most vulnerable communities,” the delegation said in a statement. “These new federal funds will help low-income Marylanders keep a roof over their heads at a time when they may be facing job losses and reduced income. Our delegation will continue to work together to ensure that federal assistance makes its way to the people who need it most.”

The new funding will also go to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

PHA Name (Recipient) Award Amount City
Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis $         55,770 Annapolis
Housing Authority Of Baltimore City $    3,047,940 Baltimore
Frederick Housing Authority $       165,388 Frederick
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County $    1,522,342 Kensington
Hagerstown Housing Authority $       117,832 Hagerstown
Rockville Housing Enterprises $         91,244 Rockville
Wicomico County Housing Authority $         31,242 Salisbury
Housing Authority of Prince Georges County $    1,218,376 Largo
Elkton Housing Authority $           6,216 Elkton
Housing Commission Of Anne Arundel County $       300,992 Glen Burnie
Housing Commission of Talbot $         19,686 Easton
Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County $       217,532 Lexington Park
Housing Authority of Calvert County $         94,956 Prince Frederick
Howard County Housing Commission $       172,660 Columbia
County Commissioners of Charles County $       158,178 Port Tobacco
Harford County Housing Agency $       158,298 Bel Air
City Of Westminster Housing Office $         44,106 Westminster
Housing Authority of Washington County $         76,238 Hagerstown
Cecil County Housing Agency $       103,824 Elkton
Carroll County Housing & Community Dev $       107,040 Westminster
Baltimore County, MD $       813,936 Baltimore
Queen Anne’s County Housing Authority $         24,138 Centreville
MD Dept. Of Housing and Community Development $       495,298 Lanham

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