Lease Financing and Mortgage Assistance Available for Calvert County Residents

PRINCE FREDERICK, Maryland – November 16, 2020 – A Rent and Mortgage Relief Fund is available to help Calvert County households who have experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Calvert County Board of Commissioners approved $300,000 in funding to provide low-barrier relief to help tenants and landlords avoid evictions and foreclosures.

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 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.

Households must apply for assistance by December 15, 2020 to receive assistance and assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Households in need of assistance can contact the following local real estate agencies to find out more and apply:

· rental assistance
Maryland Lifestyles
301-609-9900
www.lifestylesofmd.org

· Rental assistance and foreclosure prevention
Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action
301-274-4474
www.smtccac.org

Citizens who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need mortgage, rent, or utility assistance are also encouraged to contact the Calvert County Department of Social Services at 443-550-6900 to be referred to local partner agencies that can be of assistance.

For more information, please contact the Community Resources Department at 410-535-1600, ext. 8803