COVID-19 Updates from the Community Development Network
Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force
Requests Extension of Moratorium on Evictions
The Attorney General COVID 19 Access to Justice Task Force sent a letter to the chief judges of the Court of Appeals and the District Court of Maryland requesting the Court extend its moratoria on eviction actions and debt collection cases until January 31, 2021. In its letter, the Task Force, citing the ongoing public health and economic crisis, requested holding the moratoria in place until the General Assembly has the opportunity to enact, and the Governor to sign, emergency legislation to assist Marylanders.
But the inequities in our economy that the COVID-19 pandemic has
exposed and exacerbated are not the unexpected by products of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” or Chief Justice John Roberts’ neutral “umpires.”
They were codified by law and public policy years ago, and we operate in their footprints today.
Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative
DHCD’s new Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) opened July 22.
The fund will assist nonprofit organizations whose critical operations
have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and state-of-emergency.
At least $30 million via DHCD to nonprofit organizations engaged in
the economic recovery, health and human services and
housing of underserved communities and populations.
Applications for these funds will be accepted as until July 31.
Please review details, FAQ, and sample questions here.
Email questions to dhcd.nonprofitsrecovery@
Virtual Regional Meetings around the state!
All community development nonprofits, community action agencies,
main streets, counseling organizations, and public agencies are welcome.
Please join us to share what is happening in your area.
CDN will hold meetings in each area to report on the outcome of the
General Assembly with CDN’s legislative priorities and begin discussions
for next year. Below are the dates, times for each virtual regional meeting.
You can check out CDN 2020 LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP