November 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Subscriptions Now Available for Future Community Solar Farm 

Low and moderate-income Montgomery County residents who receive electricity through Pepco can now sign up to use solar power through a future community solar farm. “Anyone who receives an electric bill can benefit including renters, residents in multi-unit buildings, municipalities, nonprofits and businesses that don’t own their roofs,” according to a release from the county. […]

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November 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

County Council Enacts Renter Relief Act

The Council voted unanimously, on Tuesday, November 2, to enact Bill 30-21, Landlord-Tenant Relations – Restrictions During Emergencies – Extended Limitations Against Rent Increases and Delayed Rates, led by Councilmember Will Jawando. .@MoCoCouncilMD heard from renters just how burdensome the situation would become and offered relief. Thank you to Bill Sponsor @WillJawando & everyone who […]

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August 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5,800+ Households Have Received County COVID-19 Rental Assistance

More than 5,800 households in Montgomery County received rental assistance so far during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders shared during a press conference Thursday. $32 million has been distributed and Phase 3 of the county’s Rent Relief Program offers an additional $59 million. Tenants who are interested must meet the following criteria, according to the county: […]

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April 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 30 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, April 30 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Tenant Town Hall: With next month’s rent due in just a few days, many residents are concerned about their housing and economic security during this crisis. The Montgomery County Council has relief measures in place to assist renters during this […]

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April 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Passes Bill to Prohibit Rent Increases Higher than 2.6 Percent

Montgomery County council members voted unanimously to pass the COVID-19 Renter Relief Act Thursday.   Under the bill, landlords cannot increase residential rent higher than 2.6 percent during the COVID-19 state of emergency and for 180 days after the emergency is declared over by Gov. Larry Hogan. Any rent increase higher than 2.6 percent that takes […]

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April 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Residents Testify in Support of Bill to Prohibit Rent Increases

Montgomery County residents testified in support of the COVID-19 Renter Relief Act at a virtual county council meeting Tuesday.  The bill would prohibit rent increases during and for some time after certain states of emergencies. It would require certain notices to go out to tenants and prohibit others. A final vote is scheduled for Thursday.  […]

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April 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Prohibits Rent Increase During Health Crisis

A sense of relief for renters in Montgomery County in the midst of this catastrophic health emergency. A newly introduced bill would prevent landlords from increasing rent during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando discussed expedited Bill 18-20, the COVID-19 Renter Relief Act on Tuesday during a virtual media briefing.This new legislation would prohibit […]

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February 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

“Renters Deserve a Voice”

In his “State of the County” address, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett declared: “Thirty percent of Montgomery County residents rent their homes. Renters deserve a voice. I have worked to make sure they have one in my administration.” Renters are being recognized as a growing class of residents in need of support and protection. Montgomery […]

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