Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce More Than $9 Million in COVID-19 Public Housing Relief

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $9,043,232 in COVID-19 relief for tenant-based housing voucher recipients in Maryland through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, which provided $1.25 billion nationwide for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance to support the Housing Choice Voucher program. This includes:

  • $400 million for increased subsidy costs, which are paid directly to landlords; and
     
  • $850 million for administrative and other expenses incurred by public housing authorities (PHAs), including activities 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. “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.”

Tenant-based vouchers increase affordable housing choices for low-income families, helping them choose and lease safe, decent and affordable privately-owned rental housing. See here for more information about tenant based-vouchers.

In addition to supporting local public housing authorities, this new federal funding will also go to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). See below for a full list of the awards announced for Maryland.

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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