Housing And Shelter
211 is a one-stop housing resource whether you’re looking for an affordable rental unit, facing eviction, need emergency housing or need help paying your mortgage to avoid foreclosure.
2-1-1 can work to help you and your family find or keep your housing with information on finding housing, eviction prevention, mortgage assistance and foreclosure prevention.
Additionally, if you are facing homelessness, we have information on emergency shelters for individuals and families as well as listings of transitional housing programs. These are generally longer term than a shelter and often offer supportive services aimed at helping individuals and families become self-sufficient and obtain permanent housing.
Do you need help paying your rent or securing a unit with a deposit? Local organizations may be able to provide some financial assistances.
If you’re struggling with rent due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for emergency rental assistance. Find program information for your area. Funds are limited.
Dial 2-1-1 to speak to an Information and Referral Specialist who can help you navigate rental resources near you.
You can also search the 211 database for payment and security deposit help:
Find Affordable Housing
Are you looking for an affordable rental? Search a statewide database of rental listings on Maryland Housing Search.
You can also find low-income and subsidized rental housing in the 211 database:
211 Information and Referral specialists are also available 24/7/365 to help you locate housing.
Mortgage And Foreclosure Assistance
If you own a home and are having trouble paying the mortgage, there are resources that can help save your home. Help is also available if you’re renting a home and your landlord is facing foreclosure.
Get help as soon as possible from Maryland Home Owners Preserving Equity (HOPE) Initiative. A housing counselor from the HOPE network can inform you of the options available for your situation. Call the Maryland HOPE Hotline at 1-877-462-7555 or find a housing counselor near you.
211 also has a database of resources that can help. Find support near you:
If you are facing homelessness, emergency shelters and transitional housing programs can help.
Transitional programs generally allow longer stays than a homeless shelter and they also often offer supportive services to help individuals and families become self-sufficient and obtain permanent housing.
To find an emergency shelter, call 2-1-1. Or, find local resources based on housing need: