Calvert County Resources

Behind on rent or utilities? Facing eviction or shut-offs? Need financial assistance with your move?
You’re not alone. Local help is available.


Calvert County Government is processing applications for the Maryland Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) which provides temporary rental and utility assistance for eligible renters whose income has or expenses have been impacted by COVID-19. This emergency assistance is to prevent evictions and utility turn-offs, and is subject to funding availability. Each household is eligible for up to 15 months of total assistance under the ERAP.

Funding is available for eligible households for:
• Up to 12 months of overdue rent – going back to March 13, 2020
• Up to 12 months of overdue utility or home energy costs – going back to March 13, 2020
• Up to 3 months of current or future months’ rent at a time
• Up to 3 months of current or future months’ utility costs at a time

A staff member from Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee or LifeStyles of Maryland, Inc. will reach out to you within three business days of completing the screening to finalize the application process. You can also learn more about other resources available to you. Find additional resources for families, food, transportation, financial assistance and more at www.calvertcountymd.gov/communityresources and www.ourcalvert.com.

To begin the application process and get answers to your questions call 410-535-1600, ext. 2460 or visit www.calvertcountymd.gov/renthelp.Applicants can arrange to pick up an application by calling 410-535-1600, ext. 2460.

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OurCalvert.com

OurCalvert.com was the brainchild of the Calvert County community, with staff from local agencies, recipients of local services, citizen advocates, and local leaders believing in an idea and seeing it through to execution.

Multiple government and nonprofit organizations update and distribute program specific resource directories in print format, but before the ink dries on the page, something needs to be updated. In its Needs Assessment of the Governor’s Strategic Goal Areas, the Local Management Board (LMB) identified a need for a more general resource guide to promote a shared understanding of resources in our county and improved collaboration. Members of the LMB Board and the Interagency Council for Children and Families decided a cloud-based, mobile friendly resource website for both service providers and community members would allow for real time information, improve access to services, and empower citizens to more effectively address their human resources needs. The LMB secured funding from the Governor’s Office for Children to develop the OurCalvert.com website.

Calvert County Family Network, Calvert County Health Department, Calvert Library and Calvert County Public Schools collaborated to make this site a reality and continue to support its maintenance.