Howard County launched a virtual assistance portal for residents to easily access disaster and emergency resources, such as rent relief, food distribution, and other essential services. The portal can be accessed by clicking here.

“Throughout this public health emergency, we have identified many critical resources and services to support the fundamental needs in our community,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “The Virtual Assistance Portal allows residents and businesses to easily search for things like rent relief, food assistance, and grant programs. As we move through this crisis, our team will continue to create innovative solutions to support Howard County.”

“Right now, peace of mind and ease in daily tasks are at a premium for so many families throughout our county,” said Jacqueline Scott, Director of the Department of Community Resources and Services. “This new portal, we hope in some small way, gives families a sense of ‘one less difficult thing to do’ in the search for information and services that can help them during these critical times.”

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