ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Friday a second round of rental assistance funding to support residents struggling to pay rent amid the coronavirus pandemic.

An additional $800,000 in CARES Act funds will build on the nearly $1.6 million provided for rental assistance by the Ball administration earlier this year.

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Ball also announced a $60,000 grant to Maryland Legal Aid to provide legal support for residents facing eviction earlier this month.

For more information on how to apply for rental assistance funding, click here.

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CBS Baltimore Staff