COVID 19 Resources 5.1.2020


Federal COVID 19 Response

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created new workplace obligations for employers and expanded supports for individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight days later, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) authorized more than $2 trillion in spending to inject cash into the economy, businesses, and nonprofits. 

CARES Act Stimulus Package Analysis – March 27, 2020

Analysis from National Alliance of Community Economic Agencies 

The U.S. Congress approved and the President signed a $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that includes major funding for the community development sector.

Comprehensive list of community and economic development funding - Rapoza Associates

Section-by-section explanations

Small business provisions

Summary of unemployment and tax provisions

Overview of who's getting what and why it matters – Politico

What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means to Nonprofits

On March 19, the President signed into law, H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The bill includes a complex set of temporary paid leave mandates and employer reimbursement provisions, as well as funding for free coronavirus testing, food nutrition security, and Unemployment extension.

General Information - Maryland Covid 19

Governor Hogan Issues Stay At Home Order for Maryland      Residents - Marylanders must stay at home!

The Maryland Department of Health’s Coronavirus Tracking Page – Includes the latest information of the number of cases by jurisdiction, and the latest state information with regard to the pandemic.

Maryland Unites – Governor Hogan’s COVID-19 page, including background information, the latest news, a list of opportunities to help, and an “A-to-Z Resource Guide”.

The CDC’s Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Website – Includes state-by-state breakdown of Coronavirus cases, information about the Federal government response, and frequently asked questions about the pandemic.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center – Contains detailed information on the spread of the outbreak.

World Health Organization’s Coronavirus Portal – Realtime visualization of worldwide situation.

Social, community, religious, recreation, and sporting events and gatherings of more than 10 people are now strictly prohibited in all locations and venues in Maryland. Click here to read more about the restrictions in the executive order. 


Governor Larry Hogan announced these financial relief initiatives for consumers on April 3, 2020. 

The Department of Legislative Services has prepared this  analysis and overview of Federal COVID–19 Assistance for Maryland. 

Housing & Human Services

Grab-and-go meals for students 18 and under, or for students with disabilities who are older than 18 are available.  For a statewide map, click here

Maryland Senior Call Check System

Maryland is the first state in the country to start a free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents, all across the state.​ Click here for more information.

United Way of Central Maryland COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund -- to help with rent, food, and bills. 

 FAQ on Maryland      Unemployment Insurance Benefits and COVID-19 from Maryland DLLR

Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Marylanders. As part of the state’s overall response to the coronavirus, and in an effort to prioritize health and safety, Maryland Health Connection opened a new special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders.

Marylanders Serving Marylanders: Resources During the Coronavirus

Housing Counseling


Here is the link for Office of Housing Counseling HUD Exchange  If you have questions to 

All HUD participating housing counseling agencies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to 

review the HUD Covid-19 information and resource webpage.  

Housing Counseling Handbook 7610.1, Chapter 5-11, B. 3-d, requires when any aspect an agency's purpose is impaired and can no longer comply with programmatic requirements, regulations or grant agreement (e.g., not functioning due to a disaster or emergency) the agency must notify their HUD Point of Contact (POC) within 15 days. If your agency's operational status is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please place appropriate messages on your agency voicemail, email and social media.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 

The FDIC is working with federal and state banking agencies, as well as, financial institutions to consider all reasonable and prudent steps to assist customers in communities affected by COVID-19.  

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 

The OCC is working cooperatively with all state and federal banking agencies and other organizations to regulated institutions and their customers in managing the impact of the outbreak. 

Federal Reserve System 

The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. Link to COVID-19 resources. 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 

Information on protecting consumer finances. 

Expansion of CRA Credit for Activities in Respond to COVID-19 

Joint statement from the Federal Reserve System, FDIC, and the OCC providing guidance to financial institutions on how they can receive credit on their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities to low- and moderate-income people and communities affected by the coronavirus. 

HUD Waiver Suspending Face-to-Face Meeting Requirements with Default Mortgage Borrowers 

Link downloads temporary, partial waiver of 24CFR§203.604 Servicing Responsibilities, Contact with the Mortgagor. 

Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland

FHAC Resources for Renters

FHAC Resources for Renters – Baltimore City

National Housing Resource Center Covid–19 Webinars

Moving to Virtual Housing Counseling – Best Practices and Technologies 3/26/20

Latest FHA and FHFA Forbearance and Modification Policies In Response to COVID-19 4/2/20 

Eviction Moratoria Under the Cares Act and Tenant Counseling 4/9/20

Mortgage Servicers Response to COVID-19 Crisis 4/16/20 

What Every Housing Counselor Should Know About Unemployment Insurance 4/23/20


April 2, Housing Counseling Webinar

April 17 Housing Counseling Webinar

April 29 Housing Counseling Webinar

Housing Providers & Managers

Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition link here 

National Multifamily Housing Council Coronavirus preparedness for apartment firms. 

Non-Profit Operating Assistance

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland small businesses and nonprofits with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. This funding does not cover self-employed people working in community development.

Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak -- provides short reviews of different communications solutions for staff working remotely.

If your nonprofit pays Sales & Use Tax, note that the deadline has been extended and payment is not due until June 1st. The Comptroller's Office set up a dedicated email address   to assist businesses with extension-related questions. 

 Maryland Nonprofits is compiling information here  

Evictions Foreclosure & Court Systems

Chief Judge Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals ordered that residential foreclosures and foreclosures of the right of redemption of residential properties pending in the circuit courts are stayed, effective immediately; residential evictions are stayed effective immediately; and new foreclosure of residential property, foreclosure of rights of redemption after a tax sale, and residential evictions are stayed upon filing. However, Circuit Courts will process land records filings.

Click here to read the latest from the Maryland Judiciary. 


Maryland Tenant Protections

Maryland Multi-Housing Association Statement on  Renter Protections

FHFA Moves to Provide Eviction Suspension Relief for Renters in Multifamily Properties

Mental Health Resources

Maryland Department of Health - Updated 4.27.20

Mental Health – COVID -19 University of Maryland Resources

Protecting your mental health during the coronavirus - Johns Hopkins Univ.

Eastern Shore Mental Health

Census 2020

Maryland Department of Planning Statement on Census 2020 and COVID-19

We are in the midst of a pandemic that is changing the way we approach common, daily routines – but we are also learning even more so the importance and impact of the Census.

Census 2020 invitations were sent to homes by the U.S. Census Bureau between Mar. 12 and 20 with instructions on how to participate. 

Planning’s Census website is a one-stop shop of information about the Census and is charged with getting the word out to all Marylanders.  We ask you to take 10 minutes to complete your form – it has a larger impact on the health and safety of our communities than you may have thought. Please help shape the future of Maryland at

Communications & Fundraising Strategies

Planning for a COVID-19 Outbreak in Your Community from Leading Age provides a framework for organizations developing messaging for media consumption and/or responding to press queries about diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in your organization.

Framing COVID-19 from the FrameWorks Institute provides guidance on effective and inclusive communications during the pandemic, including guidance on making a powerful case for nonprofits.

Coping in a Pandemic: Essential Nonprofit Philanthropic Strategies from Bloomerang.

Meetings you Missed

CDN Monthly Meeting 4.17.20 

Braverman, Ryer, Tarbert

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What We Do


Who We Are

The Community Development Network (CDN) of Maryland promotes, strengthens and advocates for 

Maryland’s community development industry serving rural, urban and suburban communities statewide. 

CDN is a statewide network made up of over 180 member organizations from across the state. 

Our  member organizations , nonprofit community development organizations, financial institutions, 

developers and public agencies build affordable housing, revitalize communities, stabilize families 

and promote small business development along main streets. 

The 2018 legislative session, Governor Hogan signed two of our bills.


The core of CDN’s work is to represent the community development industry in Annapolis during the General Assembly each year.


Capacity Building

CDN offers peer networking, local trainings, and scholarships to NeighborWorks and other nationally recognized trainings.


CDN members work every day to improve their communities, and CDN is working every  day to strengthen community development organizations!  


Your contribution will  strengthen CDN and thereby benefit community development organizations throughout Maryland.

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