Help your tenants find money to pay rent

It’s often difficult to carry a mortgage on your rental property if your tenant isn’t paying rent. There are short-term resources available to help your tenant pay rent.

Maryland uses resources from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program to help families or individuals that are faced with homelessness. Funds in the form of a grant to tenants are used to prevent eviction, usually managed through the Department of Social Services (DSS). The Eviction Assistance unit in Baltimore City often will provide help, along with other government, church, and civic resources below:

  • Eviction Prevention Unit, Baltimore City: 501 E. Fayette Street, Room 207, Baltimore, MD, 21201; Phone: (410) 878-8650
    They provides grants Baltimore City residents who are experiencing a court ordered eviction.
  • The Network of Care website provides a list of services that may help.


County Departments of Social Services

The county DSS offices may receive funds from the government as part of ESG or can provide referrals to emergency rental assistance programs, such as RAP, or housing. Note the terms and conditions of this program may change from year to year, as well as the number of people that can be assisted.

  • Allegany County: (301) 784-7000
  • Anne Arundel County: (410) 269-4500
  • Baltimore City: (443) 378-4600
  • Baltimore County: (410) 853-3000
  • Calvert County: (443) 550-6900
  • Caroline County: (410) 819-4500
  • Cecil County DSS: (410) 996-0100
  • Charles County: (301) 392-6400
  • Dorchester County: (410) 901-4100
  • Frederick County: (301) 600-4555
  • Garrett County: (301) 533-3000
  • Harford County: (410) 836-4700
  • Howard County: (410) 872-8700
  • Kent County: (410) 810-7600
  • Montgomery County: (240) 777-4513
  • Prince George’s County: (301) 909-7025
  • Queen Anne’s County: (410) 758-8000
  • Somerset County: (410) 677-4200
  • St. Mary’s County: (240) 895-7000
  • Talbot County: (410) 770-4848
  • Washington County: (240) 420-2100
  • Wicomico County: (410) 713-3900
  • Worcester County: (410) 386-3300