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  • Howard County COVID-19 Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention

    Agency: Howard County Office of Public Information

    RENT AND MORTGAGE PAYMENT ASSISTANCE: Beginning 10/5/2020, residents may contact one of the participating providers (CAC, Grassroots, or FIRN) to complete an application for assistance to pay past due rent and/or mortgage payments and/or to prevent eviction. Applicants must provide proof of Howard County residency and evidence of loss of income due to COVID-related job loss, reduction in hours and/or medical illness. Maximum assistance per household is 3 months of housing expense and applicants must meet income guidelines.

    Eligibility exceptions:
    -If someone has a housing choice voucher or rents a unit in a property owned by the Howard County Housing Commission, they may be eligible for rental assistance from the Howard County Housing Commission. Residents should contact the Housing Commission directly at or 443-518-7800.
    -If someone rents a unit owned or managed by Bridges to Housing Stability, they may be eligible for rental assistance from Bridges to Housing Stability. Residents should contact Bridges to Housing Stability directly at or 410-312-5760.

    Income Guidelines:
    Family Size                Amount
    One Person               $64,723
    Two Persons             $73,969
    Three Persons          $83,215
    Four Persons            $92,461
    Five Persons             $99,858
    Six Persons               $107,255
    Seven Persons         $114,651
    Eight Persons           $122,048

    Agency: Howard County Office of Public Information

    Languages Available: Language line.

    Payment Description: None.

    Intake and Eligibility: See notes.

    Areas Served:
    • Howard County

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