Press Release

April 30, 2020
Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $9 Million in COVID-19 Housing Relief

WASHINGTON – The full Maryland Congressional Delegation including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, today announced $9,043,232 in COVID-19 relief for tenant-based housing voucher recipients in Maryland through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, which provided $1.25 billion nationwide for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance to support the Housing Choice Voucher program, including:

  • $400 million for increased subsidy costs, which are paid directly to landlords; and
  • $850 million for administrative and other expenses incurred by public housing authorities (PHAs), including activities to support or maintain the health and safety of assisted individuals and families, and costs related to retention and support of participating owners.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant financial hardships for Americans – especially those in our most vulnerable communities,” the delegation said. “These new federal funds will help low-income Marylanders keep a roof over their heads at a time when they may be facing job losses and reduced income. Our delegation will continue to work together to ensure that federal assistance makes its way to the people who need it most.”

Tenant-based vouchers increase affordable housing choices for low-income families, allowing them to choose and lease safe, decent, and affordable rental housing. See here for more information about tenant-based vouchers.

In addition to supporting local public housing authorities, this new federal funding will also go to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Full details of the awards for Maryland may be found below:

PHA Name (Recipient)

Award Amount


Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis

$         55,770


Housing Authority Of Baltimore City

$    3,047,940


Frederick Housing Authority

$       165,388


Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

$    1,522,342


Hagerstown Housing Authority

$       117,832


Rockville Housing Enterprises

$         91,244


Wicomico County Housing Authority

$         31,242


Housing Authority of Prince Georges County

$    1,218,376


Elkton Housing Authority

$           6,216


Housing Commission Of Anne Arundel County

$       300,992

Glen Burnie

Housing Commission of Talbot

$         19,686


Housing Authority of St. Mary’s County

$       217,532

Lexington Park

Housing Authority of Calvert County

$         94,956

Prince Frederick

Howard County Housing Commission

$       172,660


County Commissioners of Charles County

$       158,178

Port Tobacco

Harford County Housing Agency

$       158,298

Bel Air

City Of Westminster Housing Office

$         44,106


Housing Authority of Washington County

$         76,238


Cecil County Housing Agency

$       103,824


Carroll County Housing & Community Dev

$       107,040


Baltimore County, MD

$       813,936


Queen Anne’s County Housing Authority

$         24,138


MD Dept. Of Housing and Community Development

$       495,298