Category: Community Services (Page 1 of 15)

Learn About Housing, Assistance Programs at Free Virtual Seminar

The Housing and Community Development Department will host a virtual meeting from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 to provide renters, landlords and nonprofits information on housing and other assistance programs.

The meeting will also cover important policies related to eviction, rent increases and court openings.

Topics will include:

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Free Senior Seminars in July Cover Hydration, Bones, Feet and Hearing

The Rockville Senior Center has gone virtual for all its summer classes, including some free classes on how to stay hydrated, strengthen bones and take care of your feet and hearing.

For details, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation.

You can register online, call 240-314-8800 or email seniorcenter@rockvillemd.gov for more information.

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Rockville Creates New Department of Housing and Community Development

The City of Rockville has merged several divisions to form a new Department of Housing and Community Development, which will more efficiently and effectively address the affordable housing and social services needs of city residents.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Food Giveaway Saturday to Impact Traffic Near Montgomery College

Up 2 Us Foundation will give away fresh produce to neighbors in need beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13 in Lot 13 of Montgomery College’s Rockville campus, at 51 Mannakee St.

Vehicles may begin lining up as early as 9:30 a.m.

The giveaway is first come, first served, and one box per vehicle and will mean traffic impacts beginning before 11 a.m. and continuing until all boxes are distributed. Rockville and Montgomery County police will direct traffic in the area.

Motorists may experience heavy traffic on:

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Farmers Market to Collect Food for Rockville Seniors

Visitors to the City of Rockville Farmers Market on Saturday, June 20 will have an opportunity to help neighbors in need.

The market will be collecting shelf-stable items to donate to the Rockville Senior Center’s ongoing food drive for senior members of the Rockville community. Needed items are: cereal, oatmeal, pasta, sauce, soups, canned vegetables, canned fruits and applesauce.

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In Need? A Guide to Finding Food Distribution Locations in Rockville

Updated; 2 p.m. July 2:

Several organizations are providing locations for, or delivery of, food for needy families and individuals throughout Rockville. Check ahead with organizations to ensure the information provided below is up to date.

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Bike Rack Grants Available for Businesses

Bicycle parking means business. Studies show that businesses with bicycle parking near their storefront get a measurable sales boost.

Business owners without bicycle parking near their shop or office could qualify for a rack — provided and installed for free by the City of Rockville — under the city’s Bike Rack Grant Program. Learn more about the program and find an application by visiting www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling and selecting “Bicycle Parking.”

Residents interested in seeing bicycle parking at specific locations can direct business owners to the website. For more information, contact Rockville’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Alyssa Roff, at 240-314-8527 or bikeways@rockvillemd.gov.

How to Donate to Help Seniors in Need

Can’t make it to the Rockville Senior Center’s Tuesday and Wednesday food and personal essentials drives? Donations can also be dropped in the large blue bin at the side of the Rockville Senior Center, 9 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The Tuesday and Wednesday collections are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. drive-up-and-drop-offs at the senior center, 1150 Carnation Drive, where senior center staff unload items without donors having to leave their cars.

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Rockville Provides Need-to-Know Information for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19 Emergency

The City of Rockville is recommending several online resources to help rental property managers and owners combat the spread of COVID-19.

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Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Shutdown

Federal, state and local resources are available to help businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. Rockville Economic Development, Inc., has compiled a list of such resources and more information for businesses at rockvilleredi.org/covid-19-resources.

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