Governmental Resources Regarding Health and Local Updates

Financial Resources

Food Assistance

  • Residents can apply online for SNAP (food stamps)

  • Residents with SNAP may be eligible for a one-time reimbursement for groceries through Expensify.

  • Starting Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 24, Baltimore City is providing grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth (18 and under) at 18 meal sites

  • Residents can find nearby food pantries and soup kitchens here.

Utility Assistance

  • BGE is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment fees through at least May 1. They will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options. Learn more here.

  • In addition, BGE will be working with residents whose service was disconnected prior to the March 13 moratorium on service disconnections to have service restored and help ensure access to safe and healthy environments. Residents should contact BGE at 800-685-0123 to begin the reconnection process.

For Residents with Permanent Subsidies

  • If a resident has a resident-based subsidy like a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) they should immediately contact the agency that provides the subsidy and request an interim recertification of their income if they have lost their job or have had a reduction in income. 

    • If the resident can document loss of income, the housing authority or other agency will reduce the resident’s rent portion and increase the amount of the rent that the agency’s payment will cover.

Source: CIC & The Prevention Compact,