Fears, Uncertainties for Tenants, Landlords and Courts as Eviction Moratorium Set to End

​Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders are at risk of being put on the street with their belongings, after a federal moratorium on evictions expires Friday.

Amidst a continuing pandemic, neither those renters nor Maryland’s courts are fully equipped for what could follow.

Roughly 292,000 households are unable to pay rent and at risk of eviction in Maryland, according to recent estimates from Stout, a Chicago-based consulting firm. That could send about 192,000 eviction filings into Maryland courts over the next four months, Stout estimated.

The federal stay on evictions applies to rental housing backed by federally financed loans.