BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore City Council passed a resolution Monday calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to reinstate an eviction moratorium.
Hogan’s order expired on Sunday along with the Covid-19 State of Emergency.READ MORE: Baltimore County Fire Crews Working To Rescue Person Trapped In Mud Near NCR Trail
In a statement, the lead sponsor of the resolution, Councilwoman Odette Ramos (D-District 14), said the city has millions in relief dollars coming from the state and federal governments and needs more time to distribute the money to renters.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old & 19-Year-Old Wounded In North Baltimore Shooting
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention extended a national eviction moratorium to Oct. 1 but Ramos’ office said evictions are still happening.
An estimated 28,000 families in Baltimore City are behind in rent, according to a July report from the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Cloudy & Cool With Spotty Showers Later
To date, a city program to prevent evictions has spent $18 million to help 4,000 people, Ramos’ office said. Another $61 million in relief funds is earmarked for helping landlords and renters.