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Application submissions for this program are now CLOSED.

What is the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program?

Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented financial hardship for many Montgomery County residents, the CAP is a program that provides financial assistance in the form of a rent subsidy payment.  This program seeks to fill the gaps for those who have lost income during COVID-19.

Application submissions OPEN June 1, 2020 at 10:00 am and CLOSE June 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm.


Access Online Application Portal HERE beginning June 1, 2020

Digital applications must be completed using the portal. Applications will not be accepted via email.

Download PDF Version below



All paper applications MUST be date and time-stamped and placed in the designated drop box at one of the following locations:

  1. 10400 Detrick Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895
  2. 231 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
  3. 101 Lakeforest Boulevard #200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
  4. 880 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Landlord Information

As stated in the application and FAQs, every application must provide complete supporting documentation by the stated deadline, to include information from your landlord. To help you gather this information, you may use the form below. When placed in a sealed envelope, your full name (applicant) and "COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program - Landlord Documentation" must be visible on the outside of the envelope.

Eligibility and Frequently Asked Questions

Click below for eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions. 

Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program 

Preguntas frecuentes - COVID- 19 Programa de asistencia de alquiler 



May 26, 2020 
Application and accompanying materials open for public viewing and download.

June 1, 2020
Applications accepted – paper and online – beginning at 10:00 am.

June 5, 2020 
Applications and submission of accompanying documentation close. All applications and supporting documents – paper and online – must be received by 2:00 pm. Paper applications and document packages must be date and time-stamped using machines at HOC locations.

June 10, 2020
Applications in the pool are reviewed after a randomized selection process.

June 17-23, 2020 
Selected applicants and their landlords are notified of awards.

July 1, 2020
Landlords receive COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program checks via USPS.


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