Landlord issues related to COVID-19 crisis

This page provides information about resources and supports for landlords working with renters, along with other COVID-related information. 

Landlords Working with Renters 

COVID Rent Relief Program Payments to Landlords: 

DHHS has processed over 42% of all tenant applications received. Applications are being processed daily and over $2 million in grants is going out each week. Since May 2020, DHHS has distributed more than $41.5 million through the COVID Rent Relief Program.

County’s COVID Rent Relief Phase 3 New Applications remain open. 

COVID Rent Relief will pay up to $12,000 for past due rent, paid directly to landlords. Landlords can complete their portion of the application at 

Landlords with renters who have not applied for rental assistance may connect them with a Tenant Support Organization (listed on this page) for help in applying for rental assistance. 

Landlords can play a critical role in identifying tenants in need of assistance and collaborating with them in applying for rent assistance. Payments for back rent cannot be made to landlords after the tenant has left the unit.

Information Session for Landlords

Support Organizations are helping renters apply for benefits & negotiate payment plans

Legal Assistance Organizations

General Information

Montgomery County Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs: 311 (240-777-0311) or email

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