Rent assistance with the goal of keeping you in your home
Eviction prevention assistance
Referrals to other community housing opportunities
Access to energy assistance, food assistance through the Howard County Food Bank and early childhood education through Head Start and Prekindergarten programming
What to Expect Next
1. HOW SOON DO YOU NEED HELP?
If your eviction or move-in date is less than 3 business days from today we are unfortunately unable to help you.
Please check back in the future to see if new funding sources have become available.
2. COMPLETE HOUSING ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
Fill out the application on the CAC website at
cac-hc.org/housing-assistance 3. AFTER SUBMITTING APPLICATION
EVICTION - A copy of your court-signed Eviction Notice (Petition for Warrant of Restitution) with scheduled eviction date.
If your eviction or move in date is more than 3 business days from today, you must provide the following documentation to email@example.com immediately.
MOVE-IN - A copy of your pre-lease/welcome letter.
4. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
You will receive an email and a letter in the mail requesting needed documentation within 21 days.
Your case will be completed 28 days after receiving all required documents.
5. SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
Emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org 9820 Patuxent Wood Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046 emailalternate_emailUsing our main office lobby drop box located at Documents can be provided to CAC by either method below.
Please be aware that additional documentation may be requested depending on your case.
6. DECISION AND NOTIFICATION
You will receieve a notification within 3 days of a decision.
If you are approved, it will take up to 3 weeks for your landlord to receive payment in the form of a bank check.
If you were denied, you may reapply for housing assistance 30 days from the date of your denial letter.
A commitment letter of payment can be provided to your landlord within 24 hours of your approval.
7. DO NOT CALL
phoneUnless you are notifying us of an eviction date, supported with a document, please refrain from calling to check on case status as it slows down processing time.