Emergency Rental Assistance

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Emergency Rental Assistance funding for Wicomico County has been provided by a grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). 

Applicants for funding for Round 1 of the Emergency Rental Assistance are subject to income qualification. To qualify, please refer to the income guideline chart below and identify your number of persons in the household of the applicant.


If the annual household income for the applicant falls into the first chart, Wicomico County Local Management Board, your income is in the, Less than 50% Area Median Income (AMI) qualification.

If the annual household income for the applicant falls into the second chart, Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, your income is in the, Greater than 50% but less than 80% Area Median Income (AMI) qualification.

                                                Wicomico County Emergency Rental Assistance

Round 1 Sub-Recipients

  • Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County
  • Wicomico County Local Management Board

Rental Assistance Application Checklist

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  • Copies of last two months of checking and saving bank statements or other savings accounts for each member of the household who is over the age of 18 and not a full- time college student
  • Copies of unemployment benefits for each affected member of the household, if applicable
  • Copy of landlord W-9 Form
  • Copy of last paycheck earnings information from employer for each member of the household who is over the age of 18 and not a full-time college student who lost their job
  • Copy of last paycheck earnings information from employer for each member of the household who is over the age of 18 and not a full-time college student who lost their job
  • Copy of last tax return filed for applicant(s)
  • Copy of the Lease which includes tenants names which must match applicant(s)
  • Current copies of alimony or child support payments if applicable
  • Current copy of pension statement if applicable to any member of the household
  • Current copy of Social Security or other monthly government income/benefits if applicable to any member of the household
  • Rental Verification form from landlord identifying delinquency, if any exists
  • Valid photograph identification for applicant(s)
  • Verification form from former or current employer regarding loss of job or work hours for each affected member of the household
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For more information or to begin the application process, please contact:

Round 1 Sub-Recipients
  • Wicomico County Local Management Board               Shannon Wanshop, Administrative Assistant              443-359-2265                                                 wicorental@wicomicocounty.org                                   125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801             ---------------------------------------------------------------               Office Hours in the Government Office Building:           9am-3pm --- Monday through Friday --- Room 101      
  • Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County                           Sheri Ewing & Donna Womack                                        410-546-1551                                                    familyservices@wicomicohabitat.org                            908 West Isabella Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801       ---------------------------------------------------------------------------        Hours of Operation:                                                         10am - 4:30pm --- Tuesday through Friday