Community Development Network: COVID-19 Updates


Mapping Neighborhoods where Low-income

Renters Face Greatest Risk of Eviction

A new tool developed by a team of Urban Institute researchers can help you prioritize the most vulnerable renters in the state as part of an equitable

COVID-19 response. As the pandemic exacerbates the nation’s affordable

housing and homelessness crises and widens racial disparities in

housing instability, localities must decide where to allocate emergency rental assistance funds to help renters avoid losing their homes.

Search for your county or Continuum of Care geography

to see which neighborhoods could be prioritized for emergency rental assistance.



FHA’s Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium

Extended Through December 31, 2020

On August 27, 2020, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2020-27, Extension of Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in Connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency. This letter announces a third extension of the foreclosure

and eviction moratorium through December 31, 2020.

This extension is effective immediately upon the expiration of the existing moratorium announced in ML 2020-19. This guidance is applicable to all

FHA Title II single family forward mortgage and Home Equity Conversion

Mortgage (HECM) reverse mortgage programs, except for those secured

by vacant and/or abandoned properties.

Read the entire Press Release


New Executive Director for CDN

Claudia Wilson Randall will become the executive director of the

Community Development Network of Maryland on Sept 1.

Randall has more than two decades of experience in community development, housing and nonprofit leadership in Maryland, at both the local and state level.

See Press Release.



Renew your CDN membership today!

Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, CDN has provided timely information to

you and your staff. It’s more critical than ever that we band together

for meaningful opportunity for all Marylanders.

Please click here to pay your membership today.



Please add census completion to your food, health and rental assistance messaging! Here is the dashboard for Maryland Census.

You can remind your clients and partners that

when a vaccine is found for Covid-19, it will be distributed

on the basis of census data! Outreach materials can be found here.