Food Assistance + County Executive Signs COVID-19 Renter Relief Act
Food Assistance Provider Snapshot Form - Please fill this out by noon on Sunday 5/3 (and thereafter on a weekly basis) and share it with your networks - doing so is critical in order for the County to be able to develop strategies that take into account everyone's needs and provide solutions that are beneficial to everyone. You can also use this form to request PPE supplies and bags for distribution.
Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY20 Operating Budget, Department of Finance, Economic Development Fund, Support for COVID-19 Response - $250,000 for Telework
Assistance Program. Source of Funds: General Fund Reserves.
Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY20 Operating Budget, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - $5,000,000 for COVID-19 Response: Human Services and Community Assistance NDA. Source of Funds: General Fund Undesignated Reserves.
Documents and information are available at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/
County Executive Signs COVID-19 Renter Relief Act: Here's What You Need to Know
The COVID-19 Renter Relief Act (the Act), effective April 24, 2020, prohibits landlords from increasing existing tenants’ rent by more than 2.6% after April 24 and during the COVID-19 catastrophic health emergency signed by the Governor of Maryland on March 5, 2020. For example, any rent increases scheduled for May 1, 2020 may not represent an increase of more than 2.6%. Further, the Act prohibits landlords from notifying tenants of a rent increase of more than 2.6% during the COVID-19 emergency (which began March 5) and for 90 days after the emergency ends.
Tenants or landlords who have questions or want help can reach Montgomery County DHCA Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs by calling 311 (240-777-0311)