MIMA COVID-19 Update #11

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Biweekly update

July 7, 2020
No. 11

To read this update in other languages, visit MIMA's website 

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Pour lire cette mise à jour en Français, visitez le Site Web de MIMA

Keeping You Informed

As the City of Baltimore continues to respond to COVID-19 under the leadership of Mayor Young, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) is working to ensure that critical information is available in multiple languages. For multilingual up-to-date information regarding the city’s response, follow us on Facebook. In addition, MIMA has been working closely with the Health Department to develop a central location for translated resources which can be accessed through the COVID-19 main website. Information will also be uploaded to MIMA’s website

Lastly, MIMA will be providing multilingual biweekly updates with information regarding services and resources impacted by COVID-19. (Please note that the updates will now be sent every other week as opposed to weekly.) The English version of this week's update is below.


What's New This Week?


Temporary Rental Support Program

The Department of Housing and Community Development has launched the Temporary Rental Support program for Baltimore City residents Click here for the application. This program is being launched to assist renters who have lost income because of COVID-19.  The program will support eligible renters by making rent payments directly to landlords. Applications close on July 13, 2020. Funding is limited. Not every applicant will receive rent support. ITIN holders are eligible to apply. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must rent an apartment of house in City of Baltimore
  • You must have a valid and current lease signed by your landlord, or documentation of a tenancy arrangement
  • You must have lost income because of COVID-19
  • You must have been fully paid-up on your rent as of March 31
  • Your landlord must have a City rental property license valid during the period from April 1 through June 30

You do NOT have to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to be eligible. Tenants will be asked to provide documentation of their income. Fill out the application to see if you are eligible. Applicants who are not eligible will be referred to a CAP Center to be connected with other rental assistance programs or legal services. The application is available in multiple languages. DHCD’s website about the program and Frequently Asked Questions can be translated into Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin and Korean by clicking on the flags in the top right corner. Check out fact sheets about the program in English and Spanish.

ShareBaby Emergency Diaper Hubs 

ShareBaby Emergency Diaper Hubs have been announced for July. All sites are first come, first served, while supplies last. No identification required to receive resources.

  • 7/8/2020 10am-12pm, John Ruhrah Elementary, 701 Rappolla Street, 21224
  • 7/9/2020 10am-1pm, Arlington Elementary, 37054 W. Rogers Ave, 21215
  • 7/9/2020 10am-1pm, Transformation Center, 3701 4th Street, 21225
  • 7/10/2020 10am-12pm and 1pm-5pm, Fishes and Loaves Pantry, 2422 W. Patapsco Ave, 21230

Pro Bono Counseling Project by United Way of Central Maryland

If you’re feeling anxious, depressed, or just need someone to talk to due to the current pandemic, call 211 or dial 443.608.9182 directly and you will be connected with a representative who can help.  The WARMLine representative will listen to your concerns and refer you to any additional resources you may need. The WARMLine rep will be available weekdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Visit probonocouseling.org for more information.

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Dial 211 or 443.608.9182 from a cellphone or landline.
  2. A caring call specialist will listen to your needs.
  3. You will be referred to any additional resources you may need.

Baltimore City Public Pools

Park and neighborhood pools are opening at limited capacity. Park pools will reopen on July 13th for a maximum of 50 guests for 90 time slots by reservation online or over the phone. Neighborhood pools will open on July 20th for a maximum of 14 guests for 90 minute time slots also by reservation online or over the phone. Register online here and find the phone number for your pool here. Check out the graphic abovefor more information about the Recreation and Parks reopening plan. 

Does your organization need volunteers?

We recognize that during this time, community organizations may be in need of volunteer assistance, to support their programs and initiatives. If you would like to inquire about how MIMA might assist through our pool of volunteers, please contact mimavolunteer@gmail.com

July Grocery & Produce Boxes

Grocery and produce box dates and locations for July have been announced! Check the graphics below for more information. 

Baltimore City Schools: Plan for Next Year

Baltimore City Public Schools wants your input on the plan for next school year! Parents can fill out the survey in English and Spanish. 



Baltimore Health Corps

Baltimore City will be hiring over 300 health workers to conduct contact tracing, care coordination, and other public health activities for the duration of the Baltimore City COVID-19 response. Visit baltimorecorps.org/baltimore-health-corps  to learn more and apply! Bilingual applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

If you haven’t been able to join MIMA’s biweekly COVID-19 calls, we’re creating a Facebook event to make it more accessible. Check out MIMA’s Facebook for the WebEx and phone call-in numbers! 

Please see MIMA’s website for multilingual information on economic relief, health and human services, food distribution and city services.




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Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
100 N. Holliday Street, Room 250
Baltimore, MD  21202