Maryland Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Are you having trouble paying your rent due to COVID-19? You may be eligible for financial help with current or past-due rental payments. Many programs have exhausted funding for rent help related to COVID-19, but you may still be able to get help through another housing source. If you need help with rent, call 2-1-1.
Landlords can also help tenants apply for support.
How you apply for help depends on where you live. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development works with local jurisdictions and property management companies to distribute federal funds.
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Funding is limited, and every household may not receive assistance. While some programs have different names, most are considered the Emergency Rental Assistance Program or ERAP.
The state is working in partnership with local agencies to administer the funds.
Learn about the application process, required documentation, income guidelines and partner agencies.
Note: Many programs have ended.
- Allegany ERAP – program ended
- Anne Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS) Eviction Prevention Program
- Baltimore City Rental Assistance
- Baltimore County COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program
- Calvert County Rental Assistance
- Caroline County ERAP
- Carroll County
- Cecil County
- Charles County (Department of Social Services and Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee (SMTCCAC) ERAP) - ended
- Dorchester County
- Frederick County - ended, but The Religious Coalition may be able to help with back rent
- Howard County COVID-19 Housing Payment Relief - ended
- Kent County Maryland Rural Development COVID-19 ERAP
- Prince George’s County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
- Queen Anne’s County
- Talbot County
- Wicomico County
- Worcester County (Department of Social Services)
You can call 2-1-1 for the latest information on the Maryland Emergency Rental Assistance program or call 1-877-546-5595.
Financial help may also be available through a local nonprofit, church or agency. Search the 211 database for housing-related assistance programs or call 2-1-1 and speak to an Information and Referral Specialist 24/7/365.
If you’re facing eviction and need legal help, find a local free and reduced cost legal service.