211 Maryland is a Housing Resource
211 is a one-stop housing resource whether you’re looking for affordable housing, facing eviction, need emergency housing or need help paying your mortgage to avoid foreclosure.
Additionally, if you are facing homelessness, we have information on emergency shelters for individuals and families as well as listings of transitional housing programs.
Dial 2-1-1 to speak to a caring specialist who can connect you to housing resources and support your other essential needs.
Are you looking to get help paying rent? Or, do you need financial support so you can pay a security deposit on a new rental unit? Local organizations may be able to provide some financial assistance.
You can find rental assistance near you by searching the 211 database by ZIP code. These are quick links to commonly searched terms:
You can also dial 2-1-1 to speak to an Information and Referral Specialist who can connect you to local programs that help with rent.
COVID-19 Housing Programs
If you’re struggling with rent due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for emergency rental assistance to prevent an eviction. The programs are administered locally through each county. Find a COVID-19 rent relief program in your Maryland county. Funds are limited, and there are eligibility requirements.
Eviction Prevention Programs
If you’re facing eviction, and do not qualify for COVID-19 rental assistance, there may be other local eviction programs to help you. Call 2-1-1 and speak to a specialist who will connect you with resources.
As a tenant, review your lease and understand that tenants and landlords have different rights under the law.
Emergency Housing and Shelters
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:
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.
Housing counselors can help you with the foreclosure process and establishing mortgage payment options.
211 also has a database of resources that can help. Find support near you: