ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Marylanders can now begin applying for eviction prevention partnership grants.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday the application period for $16 million in grants is now open.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: 

Through the Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is awarding federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding across local jurisdictions in Maryland to prevent evictions.

Residents will have to demonstrate they’ve lost their job or their work hours have been reduced because of the pandemic.

Applications are due October 2.

Maryland’s moratorium on evictions remains in place during the state of emergency.

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CBS Baltimore Staff

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