COVID-19 UPDATE: Anyone needing assistance may call 240-446-9649 to inquire about service availability. Utility and rent eviction assistance are provided on case by case basis over the phone or digitally.
1.) RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance to Frederick County residents who are facing eviction. Does not assist with regular rent payments. To qualify for this service individuals must supply a court ordered eviction notice or rent court notice, documentation of financial hardship, proof of all household income, documentation of household expenses, and proof of sustainability after assistance is provided. Religious Coalition can only assist with a portion of the need - client must provide the remaining balance.
2.) SECURITY DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance with security deposits for Frederick County residents who are at risk of becoming, or are actively homeless. Applicants must be a Frederick County resident prior to applying for assistance. No assistance can be provided to help with relocation to Frederick County. To apply, individuals must provide a rental agreement or pending lease, proof of all household income, proof of homelessness, income and expense documentation. Religious Coalition can only assist with a portion of the need - client must provide the remaining balance.
3.) ENERGY ASSISTANCE: Assists individuals who are experiencing active utility termination with payment of their gas, electris, or heating oil expenses. This program runs mid-April through the end of November with a termination notice. Assistance can be provided after that time to those who have had their utilities completely terminated. NOTE: Does not assist with security deposit for utilities or without a turn-off notice. To apply, please provide a termination notice in the applicant's name, proof of sustainability after the assistance is provided, proof of all household income, income and expense documentation for the household, proof that a payment has been made within the last 6 months. Religious Coalition can only assist with a portion of the need - client must provide the remaining balance.
- 301-631-2670 Ext. 115
- Catherine Dorsey, Director of Client Services
- 301-631-2670 Ext. 108
- Valerie Pearce, Client Controller
- Shelter Fax 240-215-3018
Agency: Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
Languages Available: American Sign Language
Payment Description: None.
Intake and Eligibility: Low-income Frederick County residents with documented need of financial assistance.