Over $400 Million In Total Federal Funding Includes $143 Million Distributed Directly To Counties
Administration Will Form Bipartisan Advisory Group With Legislative Leaders
ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan today announced that a total of $402 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding has been distributed to Maryland to provide assistance for individuals and families struggling to pay their rent due to the pandemic.
A total of $258.1 million was provided to the state this week, which will be administered through the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). An additional $143 million was allocated directly to eight jurisdictions with populations over 200,000:
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County
- Frederick County
- Harford County
- Howard County
- Montgomery County
- Prince George’s County
As the state awaits regulatory guidance from the federal government regarding how the funds can be deployed to help Marylanders in need, the governor directed DHCD Secretary Ken Holt to reach out to leaders in the Maryland General Assembly to form a bipartisan advisory group to provide input and guidance on the state’s plan.
“We continue to back one of the strongest eviction moratoriums in the country with direct relief for rental payments, legal services, and affordable housing,” said Governor Hogan.