Housing Match Program

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Beginning December 1, 2020, the goal is to successfully identify and match renters who are seeking affordable housing options with homeowners who have attractive and safe spare bedrooms in their homes, or Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on their property, to rent long-term. The homeowners must live in the home full time to participate. For more information, please […]

Helping Families Manage Utility Bills During the Pandemic

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Maryland’s energy assistance program, known as the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP), is designed to help low-income households’ utility bills be more affordable. A turn-off notice isn’t necessary to apply for OHEP energy assistance; it’s an income-based benefit. That’s key as utilities have been mailing hundreds of thousands of turn-off notices since October 2020 based on […]

Free Virtual Tax Preparation Services

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The VITA program provides FREE tax preparation services for low to moderate income county residents. The Community Action Agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is using a virtual tax preparation model during the COVID-19 emergency. Virtual VITA allows residents to use an online platform to securely upload their tax documents and have their taxes prepared for […]

Maryland Health Insurance Special Enrollment Period Extended

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Due to the pandemic, the deadline for enrolling in affordable health plans through Maryland Health Connection has been extended through March 15, 2021. Residents might also be eligible for significant premium subsidies. Marylanders can apply for coverage. For questions about Medicaid eligibility and application assistance, please contact Suzy Turcios-Mendez, MobileMed Outreach Engagement Specialist. at 240-781-8111 or email aturcios-mendez@mobilemedicalcare.org.