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Frederick County residents who are behind in their rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  The program is a partnership between Frederick County, the City of Frederick, and the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs.  Please see this flyer for information regarding the eligibility and application requirements, coordinated through the Religious Coalition.  VIEW THE EVICTION PREVENTION VIDEO(S) BELOW:
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For more information go to the Religious Coalition.   

March 23, 2020

Dear Clients,

With concern for the health and safety of Frederick County citizens, beginning Monday, March 23rd, the Department of Housing and Community Development has suspended all in-office appointments.  However, staff will remain available to assist you by phone or email.   To contact the staff member best suited to help you, please follow this link: DHCD Staff Directory.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Milton Bailey, Director
Department of Housing and Community Development

COVID-19 Information:

For US Department and Urban Development COVID-19 Information and Resources, please click on the following link: https://www.hud.gov/coronavirus

Helpful Links:

HUD Addresses Assisted Tenants Concerns Regarding Rent & Temporary Suspension of Evictions
Guide to Mortgage and Rent Relief in Every State During the Coronavirus Emergency
Mortgage & Housing Assistance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
MD COVID Resource Guide
Social Security Benefits and Economic Impact Payments
State of Maryland’s Coronavirus/COVID-19 Mortgage Relief and Foreclosure Prevention
COVID-19 Guidance for Commercial Landlords and Tenants
Maryland Foreclosure/Eviction Information
100 Most Active SBA7(a) Lenders
SBA Lenders in Maryland
Fannie Mae Mortgage Assistance and Relief Options
HUD Rental Housing Guidance 4.2.2020
Foreclosures Suspended
HUD Press Releases
HUD Assistance Programs
Multifamily Assistance
Homeless Assistance
Small Business Assistance
COVID-19 FAQ for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) (including the Project-based Voucher Program (PBV)) and Native American Programs.

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The mission of the Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development is to assist in the provision of affordable housing for Frederick County residents with an emphasis on special needs populations, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and low to moderate income workforce households.