Tenant Resources

ATTENTION COUNTY LANDLORDS

Council Bill 16-2020 was enacted to prevent causing further hardship to tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please review this information, in addition to the law itself, to understand how CB-16-2020 may impact you.  

Landlord-Tenant Code Prohibition of Rent Increases, Rental Terminations and Late Fees During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

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LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR TENANTS

Are you a tenant in need of legal representation? Do you have questions about evictions during COVID-19, what protections are in place, and how they may or may not impact you? Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County and Maryland Legal Aid has resources to help. #PGCCOVID19 

 ¿Es usted un inquilino que necesita representación legal? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre los desalojos durante COVID-19, qué protecciones están vigentes y cómo pueden o no afectarlo? Los Servicios Legales Comunitarios del Condado de Prince George tienen recursos para ayudar. #PGCCOVID19

Community Legal Services of Prince George's County

Maryland Legal Aid

UTILITY ASSISTANCE  

For assistance to pay utilities, tenants should apply at the Maryland Department of Human Services, Office of Home Energy Programs at the following link:  https://dhs.maryland.gov/office-of-home-energy-programs/how-do-you-apply/ or tenants can contact their utility provider(s) to discuss assistance options available to them.  Utility Bills

For BGE: https://www.bge.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/AssistancePrograms.aspx

For PEPCO: https://www.pepco.com/MyAccount/CustomerSupport/Pages/MD/AssistancePrograms(MD).aspx

For Washington Gas:   https://www.washingtongas.com/home-owners/savings/energy-assistance

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 

The Prince George's County Department of Social Services (DSS) has a variety of programs to assist County residents in the area of emergency housing, homelessness, food insecurity, health resources and more.  For a brief synopsis of the programs offered by DSS, click here.

Visit the Department of Social Services website for more information.