Last week, the Maryland Judiciary announced that, due to the continued surge of positive COVID-19 cases and high rate of community transmission, Phase III operations will continue through March 6, 2022, pending further order.
What does this mean for you and your tenants? Failure to Pay rent cases have been postponed until a future phase of the Court’s reopening plan. Meanwhile, cases involving holdovers, breach of lease, wrongful detainer, and rent escrow cases are all being heard remotely on Wednesday afternoons.
Visit the Maryland Judiciary’s website to view all the case types being heard in Phase III and other phases.
If you have questions regarding how action this may impact pending evictions, please contact the AAP Manager, Ali Khademian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A New Year for Utility Assistance
Utility bills can often impact a tenant’s ability to pay rent, but many residents are unaware that there are programs out there that can help them pay past due as well as future utility bills.
If you have a resident that is in need of utility assistance, be it for water, gas, or electric, the AAP can assist your residents in assessing whether they are eligible and applying.
The AAP has created an online resource for your tenants with information on the various utility assistance programs that they may be eligible for and how to apply.
To help you get the word out to your tenants, we’ve created a flyer that you can post around your apartment communities. Download English and Spanish versions of the flyer from the Tenant Utility Assistance Page on the AAP website.