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Rent assistance programs in Montgomery County Maryland.

Programs and agencies provide help paying rent in Montgomery County Maryland. In addition, you may be able to get information on low income housing, and referrals to non-profits agencies and government run rental assistance programs.

Several different organizations in Silver Spring, Germantown, Bethesda, and Rockville Maryland provide rent help to thousands of low income, elderly, and struggling individuals and families every year. While funding is often limited, you need to call to determine if any emergency financial assistance is available.

If you are facing an eviction and need legal advice, or maybe landlord/tenant mediation, then call Legal Aid Bureau. The main phone number for the non-profit is 240-314-0379/r toll free 888-215-5316. Contact them for pro-bono legal aid.

Limited amounts of financial assistance, referrals, and other housing information can be provided by Community Ministry of MC. Dial the Assistance Advice Line at 301-762-8682 ext. 121.

Montgomery County Crisis Center, located at 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, Maryland can be reached at 240-777-4000. They are a crisis/housing organization that can provide shelter and information on housing assistance programs. Some partner agencies that can be called too include:

  • Germantown Health and Human Services. Telephone number is 240-777-3420. The office is at  12900 Middlebrook Lane in Germantown Maryland.
  • Rockville Health and Human Services, call 240-777-4550 1301. The address is Piccard Drive, Rockville, Maryland
  • Silver Spring Health and Human Services. Call the office at 240-777-3100. Address is 8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

All funding is limited and comes with conditions. In some cases the applicant will be issued an interest deferred loan for rent. The homeless can learn about transitional housing and resources that may assist with paying a security deposit or first months rent payment.




If you are on the verge of eviction or being homeless, or maybe you have already been evicted, then the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless may be able to help. Dial 301-217-0314. The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is a leading non-profit organization that is dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness and can help people in need who are in an emergency. They also run the Section 8 housing program as well as Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.

Some of the other housing agencies to call for rental assistance or referrals include:

  • HHS Rental Assistance Program - 240-777-4400
  • Montgomery County Maryland Department of Health and Human Services - Telephone number 240-777-1245.
  • HHS Office of Home Energy - Dial 240-777-4450
  • Housing Opportunities Commission - Call 240-773-9000.
  • Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs - Phone 240-777-3600

The leading government agency, which is Montgomery County Maryland Department of Health and Human Services, administers numerous assistance programs, resources, and services for the low income and working poor. They include government benefits to eligible residents in the form of Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance, Health Care and Transitional Emergency Medical, Rental and Housing Assistance. Call 240-777-1245





Additional sources of rent or security deposit help

In addition to all the non-profits and resources listed above, emergency rental assistance, advice, and referrals are provided by all of the following. They are also great places to call for referrals to other non-profits and government housing programs.

Salvation Army
20021 Aircraft Drive
Germantown Maryland
Main phone 301-515-5354
Number housing resources are offered, including shelter, emergency funds for paying rent, referrals, and information on low income, public housing units.

Catholic Charities
12247 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton MD
Emergency assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities.
(301) 942-1790

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington, Inc.
501 Sligo Avenue
Silver Spring MD

Interfaith Housing, of Rockville Maryland, can help if you are currently homeless or right on the verge. If this is the case, then Interfaith Housing Coalition's case managers can work with you to come up with a solution. Get access to rent assistance and housing counseling and support services, all with the goal of improving your life and housing situation.

Montgomery County Housing Stabilization Services, Silver Spring Office
They offer utility and fuel assistance, eviction prevention, and rent assistance.
Address: 8818 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring MD
Dial (240) 777-3075

Bethesda Cares, Inc.
7728 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda MD
Limited funds are available for legal evictions and utility turnoffs and disconnections for residents in Montgomery County.
301 907-9244

Rockville HHS
1301 Piccard Drive
Rockville, MD





Silver Springs HHS
Address: 8818 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Telephone - 240-777-3075

Germantown HHS
12900 Middlebrook Lane
Germantown, Maryland
Programs include referrals to housing and rental programs.

Shepherd's Table
8210 A Colonial Lane
Silver Spring MDm 20910-3350
A resource center has referrals and some legal support is for immigrants and the less fortunate. They may have information on emergency rental assistance, shelters, or transitional housing programs in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
600 Jefferson Plaza Suite 430
Rockville MD, 20852
Main phone number is 855-880-9487
Civil issues can be addressed for free by this pro-bono firm. Clients can get advice and representation on addressing housing issues, eviction prevention, government benefits (such as section 8) and maybe landlord/tenant mediation support.

Rockville FISH
The non-profit may offer one time, emergency financial assistance for qualified low income families. This can include loans for rental costs or other housing needs. There may also be grants for paying security deposits, transportation, and other support. All resources are limited. 301-564-0800

Community Ministry of Montgomery County Maryland
Assistance Advice Line/Asistencia
301-762-8682 ext. 121

Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County
Kensington, Maryland 20895
(240) 773-9000 (Phone)







Community Ministries Of Rockville
Rockville, Maryland
Dial  (301) 637-0730
Low income residents of Rockville Maryland, as well as Montgomery County and the entire state, can get help from this agency. The non-profit advocates on behalf of the low income, and can direct people to rental assistance programs, among other options.

A large number of churches and religious groups can be contact as well. They partner with Interfaith Works, Inc. of Rockville. Over 140 churches make up and contribute to the assistance that is available. The  churches partner together to help the poor, low income, elderly, and unemployed. The provide shelter, clothing, supplies, housing services, and other aid, including rent assistance (when funding allows) to those in need. (301) 762-8682


By Jon McNamara

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