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 Subrecipients for Rental Assistance

                                        "Round 1" - County Residents Only (Outside City of Salisbury Limits)

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

                                           "Round 2" - All County Residents (INCLUDING City of Salisbury)

  • Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.

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
Revised Income Breakdown

For more information and to begin the application process; please contact:

"Round 1" - County Residents Only (Outside City of Salisbury Limits)

  • 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

"Round 2" - All County Residents (INCLUDING City of Salisbury)

  • Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.                                                                                                                      Annette Cottman, COVID-19 Rental Assistance Coordinator                                                                                                  410-543-4626                                                                                                                                                 acottman@salisburynhs.org                                                                                                                                                 560 Riverside Drive, Suite A102 , Salisbury, Maryland 21801                                                                                                   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                  Office Hours BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:                                                                                                                          9am-3pm --- Monday through Friday --- **PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT**