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Olszewski highlights partnership with United Way for innovative eviction prevention program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—In the latest effort to strengthen the safety net for families suffering economic losses as a result of the pandemic, Baltimore County and United Way of Central Maryland have partnered to help prevent evictions in vulnerable communities through the Strategic Targeted Eviction Prevention (STEP) pilot program. The first-of-its-kind effort in Maryland, Baltimore County’s STEP pilot program provided $4 …


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Maryland foreclosure moratorium extended through March 31

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Monday announced that the moratorium on new residential foreclosures has been extended through March 31, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and extended through subsequent executive orders and regulatory guidance, was due to expire on February 28, 2021. …


Governor Hogan submits $1.5 billion supplemental budget focused on education

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday submitted a $1.59 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022, including additional resources to support the safe reopening of schools. “This supplemental budget provides further support for the safe reopening of Maryland schools,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to commend all the teachers, administrators, parents, and public health officials who are doing everything they …

Maryland extends foreclosure moratorium through February

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation on Thursday announced the extension of a moratorium on new residential foreclosures through February 28, 2021. The moratorium, originally established by the Governor’s executive order issued April 3, 2020 and continued through subsequent executive orders, was due to expire on January 31, 2021. “Thank you to the …

Governor Hogan announces $258 million in additional rental relief funding

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that a total of $402 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding had 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 …

Governor Hogan announces additional $34 million for higher education, economic development projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $34 million in funding for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland to improve infrastructure at colleges and universities and to support economic development across the state. To date, the governor has announced more than $700 million in emergency economic relief for Marylanders. With the addition of the RELIEF Act, …

Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force releases final report

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday released the final report of the Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force. The report, Confronting the COVID-19 Access to Justice Crisis, is the culmination of six months of work by members of the task force and includes 59 significant legislative and policy recommendations to help Marylanders recover from the …

More than $154 million now available to help Marylanders with energy, utility bills

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that more than $154 million is now available in energy assistance funds to help cover heating, electric, and gas utility bills, representing an approximately 40% increase from last year. More than $110 million was distributed in Fiscal Year 2020. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the …