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MD, DC expect to take unemployment applications for self-employed starting TOMORROW  
Maryland and the District of Columbia expect to begin taking applications from the self-employed  on Friday (tomorrow) as a result of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which offers help for the many workers who aren’t eligible for traditional unemployment benefits and aren’t on any company’s payroll. 

If you plan to apply in Maryland , visit the Dept. of Labor’s website and enter your email address to receive important information and instructions about filing your new claim.

If you plan to apply in the District of Columbia , please email PUA@dc.gov to get an alert when the updates come online. For additional details, visit DC’s coronavirus website .

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Maryland REALTORS® provides guidance on best practices for rental properties
Guidance advises on protocol to limit personal interactions to the greatest extent possible and engage in person only when necessary. Learn more.



Montgomery County’s PHEG program to stop accepting applications Sat., April 25
The county’s Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) initiative, designed to help for-profit and nonprofit businesses with 100 employees or fewer during the COVID-19 pandemic, will stop accepting applications at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. See the news release for details. Visit the PHEG website for eligibility requirements and to  apply .   

Don’t forget to register to vote or verify your registration!
Due to a proclamation by Governor Larry Hogan, the June 2 primary election will take place by mail. Now is the time to register or verify your registration!




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GCAAR’s Member Services team is here to help
GCAAR’s physical offices may be closed due to the state of emergency, but our staff and Member Services team are still ready to serve. Call 301-590-8769 or   send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you! 


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IMPORTANT NOTE
The information in this email is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as formal legal guidance by GCAAR members, including affiliate or secondary members, nor communicated as formal legal guidance to any members of the public. 

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, GCAAR members, including affiliate and secondary members, and their clients are advised to verify all information with federal, state and local authorities, their brokers and/or their corporate counsel before making any decisions related to the contents of this email or their business practices.

GCAAR is a trade association at the service of its members and there is no attorney-client relationship intended or implied.