Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Flex Fund
https://mymdthink.maryland.gov/home/
Resource Details
Alternate Name Baltimore County DSS
Description

7/26/22: Individuals should submit an Emergency Assistance application on the mymdthink.maryland.gov website regardless of if they have children in the home, to start the application process. All EAFC denials will automatically be reviewed for Flex Fund.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides emergency cash assistance grant to assists with court-ordered evictions, foreclosure, and burial assistance. Assists with BG&E turn off notices. Customers seeking assistance for BG&E should first apply for Energy Assistance (MEAP). If additional assistance is needed after Energy Assistance is received, customer should then apply with the Fuel Fund of Maryland. Customers need to bring paperwork from MEAP verifying they have applied and documentation of Fuel Fund assistance. Also assists with first month's rent or security deposits, and client must be living in Baltimore county at the time of application. Grant may be used only once in a 12 month period, determined on case-by-case basis. Also available are funds for those who have experienced an official disaster (hurricane, flood, fire). Will assist those in subsidized/public housing.

Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Baltimore County
 
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Program
Eligibility Low-income single individuals and families. Do NOT have to have children to be eligible for this grant. Must be living in Baltimore County at the time of the application.
Availability May be used at most 1 time per 2 year(s)
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees None.
Application Process All applicants are required to submit an application online at https://mymdthink.maryland.gov/home/ to apply for EAFC to initiate the screening process, regardless of whether or not there are children in the home. On the mymdthink.maryland.gov website, the Emergency Assistance option is found under the Housing & Energy Assistance section. It is highly encouraged to do the process online, visit the library to apply, or if necessary, individuals can come into a DSS office to complete the application online, using the computer lab. If people need help, there are designated staff to assist them.
Documents Required Must provide proof of income, identification, proof of the emergency (i.e. eviction notice or letter from BGE), and verification of other assistance such as proof of MEAP application.
Programs at this agency Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Foster Parenting and Caregiving
Center for Family Success, Family Support Center
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Project Home
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Foster Care and Adoptions
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, In Home Aide Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Medical Assistance
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Family Preservation Services
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Social Services to Adults
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Temporary Disability Assistance Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Coordinated Entry Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Office of Home Energy Programs
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Temporary Cash Assistance Program
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, District Offices
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Emergency Assistance to Families With Children
Baltimore County Department of Social Services, Code Blue Shelter
Eastside Family Shelter


Contact Information
Fax Number 410-853-3310
TTY 711
Main 410-853-3000
General Information 410-853-3340
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Sites offering this Program 130 Chartley Drive
1400 Merritt Boulevard
439 Eastern Boulevard
746 Frederick Road
6401 York Road
201 Back River Neck Road