May 5, 2021

New Episode of ‘What’s Happening MoCo’ Podcast Focuses on Renter’s Rights and Eviction Assistance

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 health crisis has placed many residents’ homes in financial jeopardy. However, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) continues to provide guidance and help for homeowners who are facing issues because of COVID-19. On the latest episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast, DHCA Director Aseem Nigam discusses renter’s rights, the eviction moratorium and resources available through DHCA’s website.

The new episode is now available. The on-demand video of the newest episode can be viewed via the What’s Happening MoCo Facebook page at The podcast also can be heard via several popular podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts at, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and others.

A resident’s question regarding a potential eviction that her family faces inspired the theme of this podcast episode. Director Nigam said that the number of similar inquiries regarding renter’s rights have increased significantly over the last year. In response, DHCA’s Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs executed an awareness campaign that included webinars, fliers and website updates.

During the podcast, Director Nigam outlined many of the resources available through his department. He also offered advice that residents must take when facing a potential eviction due to COVID-19’s impact on their lives.

For more information regarding Landlord-Tenant rights, resources and more visit DHCA’s website

In past episodes, podcast host Derrick Kenny has talked with guests on a wide variety of subjects. The show’s guests have included elected officials, Montgomery employees who specialize in specific aspects of government, business leaders and entertainers who live in the County. New podcasts are released twice a month.

Residents and others interested in asking a question or suggesting a topic to be addressed in a future episode are encouraged to engage via the Facebook page or via e-mail at

What’s Happening MoCo podcast episode archives can be accessed by visiting the podcast’s webpage at