County Executive Elrich to Provide Update on COVID-19 Rent Relief Program on Thursday; Over 5,800 Households Assisted with More Than $32 Million in Rental Relief

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Thursday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m.

Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville
(Traffic Circle)

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will be joined by local landlords and tenants to provide an update on the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. More than 5,800 households that are behind on their rent have received more than $32 million in rental assistance. The latest phase of the program provided $59 million from the U.S. Treasury Department and includes $31 million in direct allocation and $28 million from the State’s allocation.

The Rent Relief Program provides up to $12,000 or 15 months of assistance to eligible households behind on rent due to COVID-19 related income loss.

The press conference will be live-streamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyinfo and on County Cable Montgomery at Comcast/RCH Channel 6, HD Channel 996 or Verizon Channel 30.

Recipients of COVID-19 Rent Relief funds will be available for interviews.

Parking: Public parking is available on the lower level of the Council Office Building garage at the corner of Monroe and Jefferson Streets.

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