Business, Health, Politics

Olszewski commits additional funds for eviction prevention

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—After significant response from residents applying for assistance from Phase One of Baltimore County’s Eviction Prevention Program, County Executive Johnny Olszewski has allocated an additional $1 million to support residents who are struggling to pay their rent and other housing-related expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new funding will supplement the County’s previous $1 million …


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Governor Hogan announces $30 million in funding for eviction prevention assistance

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced the commitment of $30 million in new funding to prevent evictions and help Marylanders affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the inability to pay their rent,” said Governor Hogan. “While our eviction moratorium has helped families remain in safe and stable …


Olsaewski announces COVID-19 eviction prevention program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced a new initiative to assist county residents who are in danger of eviction due to a COVID-19 related financial crisis. The program’s initial phase will provide $1 million in rental assistance to households at risk of losing their current housing when the state moratorium on evictions is lifted. “We are here …

Attorney General Frosh calls on HUD to protect seniors’ homes during pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a bipartisan coalition of 26 attorneys general in calling on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take immediate action to protect senior citizens from homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, the coalition recommends specific actions …

Baltimore County seeks input on community development needs

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County residents can now participate in an online survey that will allow citizens to express their views regarding the needs and conditions of the community in which they live or work. The Community Needs Survey will assist the county in identifying emerging trends and in establishing priorities for the use of federal funds to address the needs of …

Governor Hogan announces record milestone of $1 billion in mortgages through Maryland Mortgage Program in 2019

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Maryland Mortgage Program reached a record $1 billion in reservations for the program in 2019, representing more than 4,000 homebuyers. This is a 12-month period high for the history of the program. The Maryland Mortgage Program provides fixed-rate mortgages that come with downpayment and …

Governor Hogan awards more than $30 million in neighborhood revitalization funds

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced more than $30 million in Fiscal Year 2020 neighborhood revitalization program awards. Grants from the Community Legacy program, the Strategic Demolition Fund, the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative, the National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund, and the Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund will support 181 projects in 23 jurisdictions across Maryland and are …

Johnny Olszewski signs HOME Act into law [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski signed the HOME Act into law on Tuesday. The controversial Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act was passed earlier this month by a vote that, not surprisingly, went along party lines. The HOME Act, which Olszewski introduced in October, makes it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to a potential tenant based on …