November 17, 2020
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners this week approved $300,000 in funding to provide low-barrier aid to help tenants and homeowners avoid eviction and foreclosure. The Department of Community Resources will oversee the relief fund. The program uses available funds received through the Maryland Coronavirus Relief Fund, established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Many Maryland residents are struggling to make rent payments due to the COVID-19 crisis. Charles County is providing $500,000 to the Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee for distribution to families in need. County residents are eligible for rent relief if they have experienced job loss, or a reduction in work hours.