Montgomery County COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration link for persons 75 and older
Governor Hogan has announced that Phase 1B, which includes persons 75 and older, will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Monday, January 18.
If you are age 75 or older and a Montgomery County resident, you should pre-register for an appointment (disponible en español). Residents who do not have access to a computer can pre-register for vaccinations by phone at 240-777-2982.
Montgomery County has not yet received enough vaccines from the Maryland Department of Health to begin vaccinations for Phase 1B. You must pre-register to make an appointment when available. When the County gets more vaccines, it will contact pre-registered residents to schedule appointments.
For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccine and to sign up for text/email alerts, visit the County's website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine
Need Assistance with your Water Bill?
WSSC Water is committed to making your water and sewer bills more affordable. We have enhanced our financial assistance programs and we do encourage eligible residential customers to set-up a payment plan.
Need help now? Our Customer Service Advisors are here to help and ready to work with you to determine a program that will help you. Get started today by calling 301-206-4001.
Need Housing Immediately? Learn about Section 8 here.
The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.
Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). The PHAs receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.
A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA.
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the PHA, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home.
Click the button below to learn more about available benefits and requirements for the program.
Exciting news from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)!
Montgomery County Public Schools is providing curbside meal service at 74 school sites. Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (double meals) and Friday (no meal service on Thursday). The district is increasing to a triple meal service on Fridays, beginning Sept. 18, to help address food insecurity for MCPS students over the weekend.
The USDA has granted waivers which again permit meal distribution to all youth 18 and under. MCPS students over 18 will need to provide a student id to pick up meals. Student names will be required for meal pick up. All sites are outside, and students must wear a facemask and practice physical/social distancing at meal pick up. Menu, allergen, nutrient and other information can be found at the website referenced above.
COVID-19 Rent Relief Program
Montgomery County has launched the second phase of its $20 million COVID-19 Rent Relief Program to provide financial assistance to eligible residents. The County’s Department of Health and Human Services will accept applications on a rolling basis while funds remain available.
Eligible renters must certify that they have income under 60 percent of the average median income, which is $65,529 for a family of three; that they lost income due to COVID-19; that they are rent-burdened and behind on rent; and that they have been a resident of Montgomery County since February 2020. Households may have formal or informal lease arrangements.
For more information, including details about program requirements and an online application, see the County’s COVID-19 website. Households can complete the online application or contact 311 for additional assistance.