Gov. Wes Moore’s proposed $63.1 billion spending plan includes no money for rental assistance, as evictions rise across Maryland and hundreds of millions in federal pandemic rental aid is about to run out. To help people keep their homes, Moore wants to accelerate the state’s timeline to boost the minimum wage to $15, and he earmarked money in his budget to provide legal help for those facing eviction. But without additional funding for rent assistance, Maryland could be facing an acute eviction crisis in the coming months, state agency and nonprofit leaders warned in a hearing at the State House this week.
With eviction ‘crisis’ on the horizon, state budget includes no additional money for rent assistance
January 26, 2023