The Governor of Maryland will not Extend Eviction Moratorium

It is now official, Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency is Over. Lary Hogan officially announced it on August 16, 2021, including the state’s ban on evictions. 

Due to the high number of unemployed people, the Baltimore City Council adopts a resolution calling on Larry Hogan to extend the state’s eviction moratorium, but Hogan said he has no plans to do that.  Fortunate, The U.S. Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in order to help most families that have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic in Maryland. 

Keep reading to learn more (the city council, the CDC, and 80 million).!!!!!

Why Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency is Over? 

According to Hogan, the state health department has power and resources they can put in motion at any time in order to helps the families affected by the Pandemic. But the state of emergency issued by the administration Hogan is no longer necessary- It is undoubtedly because they believe they did their best. At this point, Maryland state is the third or fourth highest vaccinated state in the USA, which is why their health metrics are the best in the Nation.  

Governor Hogan stated that he would not extend the moratorium on evictions because the counties had not yet distributed significant amounts of money to assist tenants. He also said that the moratorium on foreclosures had ended and that he did not want homeowners to lose their property because they could not pay their rent. 

It is also important to note that emergency order that allowed both doctors and nurses to practice with expired medical licenses and out of state in order to compensate for the shortage in hospitals that were Overcrowded with coronavirus patients is Over too.

Baltimore City council, the CDC, and 80 million. 

Baltimore City Council adopts resolutions calling on the governor to extend the state’s eviction moratorium, which expired with the state of emergency. Unfortunately, Governor Hogan told WJZ that he has no plans to do that. Fortunately for renters, the CDC has put its own in place that will help most families impacted in Maryland. 

The CDC moratorium is a federal-wide moratorium, and it is for areas specifically that have a substantial or higher level of transmission- which is everywhere in Maryland Now-And this moratorium is in place until October 3. 

If you want to take advantage of the CDC Protection, you (renter) should only feel out the CDC’s Eviction protection declaration, send it in, and give a copy to your landlord. If your landlord violates the CDC’s order, he/she could face criminal penalties. 

The form has few questions about your income to see if you qualify for this protection. Here are some of these questions: 

  • Did you receive a stimulus check (Economic Impact Payment) in 2020 or 2021? 
  • Do you receive Supplemental SNAP, TANF, SSI, SSDI Benefits? 
  • Did you earned (or expect to earn) less than $99,000 as an individual or less than $198,000 as a joint filer in 2020 and 2021? 
  • You should state the reasons why you can’t pay your rent, And more.

If you don’t qualify, it is recommended to look for a rental assistance founding, and there are many available now to help tenants and landlords. Because presently, there is around 80 million that has not been spent yet for emergency rental assistance- a considerable sum of money. That is why the Baltimore city council is introducing a resolution calling on Gov. Hogan and other state leaders to extend the eviction moratorium in Maryland and to require landlords to work with tenants to apply for rental assistance before filing for eviction.