Tell us what you need during and after COVID 19.

We will continue to evaluate the situation as it unfolds taking into consideration precedent set forth by Baltimore County Schools, CCBC, and the state of Maryland.  We are committed to serving the community of Dundalk and are working to ensure the continuation of all grant programs and services as best we can during these exceptional times.

Questions regarding home owner and home buyer grant programs should be directed to Tasha Gresham-James: Tasha@DundalkUSA.org or 410.282.0261 ext 102

  • Questions regarding Historic Dundalk Town Center Facade grants and events should be directed to Nicholas Staigerwald: Nick@DundalkUSA.org or 410.282.0261 ext 103
  • Questions regarding marketing or home buyer grant events should be directed to Meghan Sweeney: Meghan@DundalkUSA.org or 410.282.0261 ext 101
  • For all other questions email DRC@DundalkRenaissance.org

We recommend emailing for a more immediate response to queries.

If you have questions about COVID 19 contact the Baltimore County hotline: 410.887.3816.  The hotline is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm everyday.

Maryland Health Connect is allowing people to register until April 15.  Insurance will take effect April 1.  More details.

The Baltimore County Domestic Hotline/Sexual Assault Hotline (410.828.6390) is open and are sources and referrals for people quarantined with their abusers.

The Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse is providing resources to all individuals of all faiths quarantined with their abusers. Contact 877.88.JCADA

The CDC is a great resource for symptoms, prevention and information about the infected areas throughout the United States. Other resources include:

If you, or a loved one needs to seek addiction counseling or help during quarantine follow the guidance of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Individuals partaking in ATOM programs may still be able to do so.

Additional social services are listed on Baltimore County’s website.

Scams

Beware of scams related to COVID 19.  Please keep in mind that your bank and the government will not ask you to provide your bank information over the phone in order to process any money from the government, including unemployment or money received from the latest stimulus package.

Baltimore County has a list of common scams related to COVID 19 on their website.  Please stay vigilant!

Food Insecurity

If you or your loved one is food insecure please know that you have options.  Below are links to places that our servicing our community at this time.

Baltimore County

Students

Students are able to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner weekdays 11 am to 1pm through March 27. Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, Dundalk High School, Dundalk Elementary School and Battle Grove Elementary school are some of the schools your child can pick up food.  Additional locations listed here.

Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks is providing meals for children under 18 weekdays between 11 am and 1 pm.  Meals are limited. The closest pick up point for those in Dundalk is Dundalk PAL Center (15 Commerce Pl). Additional locations listed here.

Maryland is also offering three free meals a day to students.  All locations in Dundalk are listed here.

The family league has an extensive list of grab and go food sites throughout the city and county.  More info.

Baltimore City

Students

Students can grab breakfast and lunch between 10 am and 2 pm at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School or any of the Baltimore City sites listed here.

The family league has an extensive list of grab and go food sites throughout the city and county.  More info.

Maryland is also offering three free meals a day to students.  All locations in Dundalk are listed here.

Adults

Dundalk PAL Center (15 Commerce Pl), along with other locations, will be providing food to individuals in need between 11 am and 1 pm.

Community Assistance Network has a food pantry that adults can qualify for.  Read more about the qualification process here.

Freedom Baptist Church will have a food pantry (open to those in need of all faiths) ready by March 22. More information coming soon.

If you have questions or need assistance with food access, call 410.887.2594 or email food@baltimorecountymd.gov.

If you are a senior, or seeking resources on behalf of a senior, with food access needs, call 410.887.2954 or email aginginfo@baltimorecountymd.gov

Adults

Some city rec centers will serve food between 2pm and 7pm.  Full list of locations available online.

Bills and Unemployment

If you are out of work, you may be eligible for unemployment.  More info here.

Housing

Homeowners impacted by COVID 19 and unable to make your mortgage payments, you might be eligible for reduced or suspended mortgage payments up to 12 months.  This is something you will need to talk about with the bank that holds your mortgage. As of March 20, mortgages from Freddie Mac and Fannie (about half of all mortgages) may should be eligible based on new federal guidance. Contact a housing counseling agency if you need help or have questions navigating the process.

Homeowners unable to qualify for mortgage relief under the federal guidelines, should contact a local housing counseling agency to help with foreclosure prevention guidance.

Evictions in the state of Maryland are temporary paused.  You will not be evicted from your rental property during the COVID 19 pandemic, in accordance with an executive order issued by Governor Larry Hogan.

Utilities

Your electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV, and internet service will not be cut off for failure to pay during the COVID 19 pandemic, nor will you be charged a late for for the duration of the pandemic, in accordance with an executive order issued by Governor Larry Hogan.

BGE will not process late payments until at least May 1, if not later.  More info here.

Taxes and Student Loans

The original tax deadline of April 15 has been moved to July 15.

Interest on federal student loans will be set to 0% for at least the next 60 days (as of March 20).  You may enter forbearance (suspension of loan payments without accruing interest) by formally requesting these terms from your loan provider by phone or through their internet portal (if applicable).  We strongly advise contacting your loan provider to see what options are available to you based on your loan.

Seniors

The Department of Aging has a senior check in program for seniors over 65.  To register call 1.866.502.0560 (Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm or Saturday 9am to 3pm) or register online.

If you are a senior, or seeking resources on behalf of a senior, with food access needs, call 410.887.2954 or email aginginfo@baltimorecountymd.gov

The Department of Aging put together a list of grocery stores that deliver.  One of the closest grocery stores to deliver is Harris Teeter in Canton Crossing (410.522.0270).

Other resources are available here.

Small Business Resources

If your business is suffering from COVID 19, you may qualify for a Small Business Assistance (SBA) loan from the state of Maryland.

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters.

If your insurance, and funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), doesn’t fully cover the disaster assistance you need, you can use disaster loans for a number of purposes.

More resources are available here.

Maryland is offering additional small business relief.

Stay Busy

Staying Busy

Explore the library.

Visit a museum, or two–or three.

Learn a language.

  • Radiolingua podcast can help you work on a new language in short, conversational podcasts.
  • Learn a language by playing on the Duolingo app.

Take a science break.

Support a local restaurant. You can purchase business to be used later.  Check Facebook for the most up-to-date information for your favorite restaurants, some of which are allowing patrons to purchase gift cards and use the gift cards to deliver food to health care workers in the line of the pandemic.

Make a mask for health care providers.  More info.

Kids

Baltimore County Library has an extensive resource to help keep your kids busy and intellectually active.

Enoch Pratt Library has programs to help kids learn while at home.  As a Maryland resident, you can get an eCard.

  • HelpNow  is a one-on-one homework help site that builds skills  and has a 24-hour writing lab.
  • Gale Courses provides short, topical courses taught by college instructors and other experts in the field, offering a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages.
  • BookFlix is a family-friendly reading program that offers children and their caregivers a productive and meaningful way to spend screen time together.
  • World Book Online for Kids offers easy-to-read articles and engaging multimedia, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities.

Helpful links:

Volunteer Opportunities

Meals on Wheels
410.558.0827
info@mowcm.org

Community Assistance Network
410.285.4674
astevens@canconnects.org.

Baltimore County suggests anyone looking for volunteer opportunities contact:
pkriscumas@baltimorecountymd.gov

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