The Rent and Utility Relief Program
, administered by Your Way Home
, allows eligible households to receive up to 12 months of assistance for rent and utility bills. Assistance can be for past due rent and/or utility payments or future rent payments. Funding for security deposits, first and/or last month of rent is also eligible as part of the program. There is no financial limit on the amount of assistance a household can receive.
“This new round of funding will allow us to expand on our previous support to renters and landlords experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr., Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “Through this program we can provide housing stability to hundreds of low and moderate-income Montgomery County residents at risk of eviction and homelessness.”
Your Way Home Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition aims to:
- Raise public and policymaker awareness of the needs of low-income and ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families and individuals in Montgomery County on the brink of homelessness due to poverty caused by a health crisis, job loss, pay inequality, underemployment and/or systemic racism.
- Advocate for more public and private funding for emergency rent and utility programs for both Your Way Home funded and independently funded service providers.
- Create a forum for emergency rent and utility service providers and funders to share resources, best practices, lessons learned and innovative solutions.