Thousands of Marylanders, behind on their rent, are at risk of eviction. The national moratorium on evictions the Trump administration just put in place could help.
Carol Ott, who heads tenant advocacy for the Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland, explains how to apply, and urges tenants to hang on to proof they filed with their landlords. Ott and Charisse Lue, a housing lawyer with the Public Justice Center, contend that unless government sets aside more money than it has for tenants to pay landlords, a wave of evictions could come early next year.
You can find the affidavit tenants can file with their landlords here. You can call 211 to find out what state and local assistance you must apply for.