Maryland will commit $30 million in new funding to help prevent tenants affected by the coronavirus pandemic from facing eviction.
While eviction moratoriums provided time for federal stimulus funds and state unemployment benefits to take effect, many people are still struggling to pay their rent.
Gov. Larry Hogan said the money will be spent in two different ways and come directly from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act.
“Too many Marylanders have faced undue financial hardships during this unprecedented crisis, including the inability to pay their rent,” Hogan said in a statement.