News and Updates

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New Job Opening

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We're looking for a hearing officer! 

Cold Weather Utility Shutoff Moratorium Info

If you or someone you know are facing utility shutoff due to lack of payment, please see the documents below for information on how you can receive assistance.

PDF icon ALERT- PSC Moratorium and Payment Rules 9.2.2020.pdf

PDF icon ALERT- Weather Restrictions On Terminations 10.28.2020.pdf

File Physician Certification Form.docx


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Do you want to honor the life of a loved one lost to COVID19? Send their name, photo and a few short sentences about them to [email protected] and they will be featured on the Office of Equity and Civil Rights' COVID-19 Memorial Page. 

Temporary Rental Assistence/Asistencia Temporal de Alquiler

Baltimore City is offering temporary rent support to help people who have lost income because of #COVID19. The program supports eligible renters by making rent payments to landlords. You can apply July 1-13. Learn more at 

PDF icon Baltimore City COVID-19 TEMPORARY RENT SUPPORT Fact Sheet FINAL.pdf

La Ciudad de Baltimore ofrece asistencia temporal para el alquiler al proposito de apoyar los que han perdido ingresos debido al COVID-19. El programa apoyara inquilinos elegible en forma de hacer pagos de la renta a su casero. Puedes aplicar entre 1-13 de julio. Aprende mas: ttp://

 PDF icon ES_Baltimore-City-COVID-19-TEMPORARY-RENT-SUPPORT-Fact-Sheet FINAL.pdf

OECR COVID-19 Operations Update

Our office continues to be open and operational, however at this time, we are only able to take phone calls and electronic communications, and not in-person visits to the office. If you need to contact us, call 410-396-3141 or email [email protected] and we are happy to assist. At this time, all of our planned outreach events and public meetings have been canceled. Stay tuned for updates as the situation develops, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We must join our colleagues and neighbors in prioritizing community safety. For up to date information on COVID-19 and Baltimore City operations, please visit

Know Your Rights Under COVID-19

PDF icon Your Rights Under Covid.pdf

HUD Statement on COVID 19 and housing. As the CDC has said, viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups. Be aware that the Fair Housing Act and other federal laws prevent eviction, turning away or harassment of a person in housing on the basis of race, national origin or other protected class associated with COVID-19. If you feel like you have been discriminated against, call us at 410-396-3141 or email