How to report potholes in Beltsville
Maintenance of State roads (identified by number — Rt 1, Rt 212, etc) is the responsibility of the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA). Call 301-952-0555 to report a pothole on a state road. Other local roads are maintained by the County. To report potholes on them, call 311 (3-1-1) or 301-883-4748 or report it online at PGC311.com.
Help with internet access for school kids
T-Mobile offers free Internet, free mobile hotspots, and access to low-cost laptops and tablets. https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/project-10-million
Comcast provides affordable home Internet for qualifying households, as well as low-cost computers, free WiFi hotspots, and free Internet training. Qualifying families can get their internet service for free. https://www.xfinity.com/learn/internet-service/internet-essentials
Books From Birth Program
PGCMLS is sponsoring Books From Birth. This program is designed to get books into the homes and hands of every young child in Prince George’s County. Children under the age of five will receive a free book in the mail every month until their fifth birthday! To register and to learn more visit https://www.pgcmls.info/freebooks. For free braille and audiobook options visit https://www.aph.org.
Get Money for Child Care
Are you currently working or enrolled in a school or training program? If so, you may qualify for a Child Care Scholarship. You can apply in 3 easy steps to receive 60 days of temporary childcare assistance while your application is processed. Go to www.money4childcare.com and apply.
New Property Tax Credit for senior citizens
In 2009, we helped pass a state law allowing the County to cut property taxes for senior citizens, starting at age 65.
We’re pleased to report that Councilmen Tom Dernoga and his colleagues voted to use this law to create a new tax credit for seniors (65 and over) if they’ve lived in their home for at least ten years and its value is no more than $500,000.
The first deadline to apply is October 1, 2023.
For more information go to https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/426/Property-Taxes or call the County’s Treasury service at 301-952-4030.
COVID info and help
MDGOVAX Call Center Services are transitioning to 2-1-1 Maryland. Marylanders can still receive information and referrals regarding COVID-19 resources by calling 2-1-1 or texting your zip code to 898 211.
Legal Assistance Available for Veterans
The Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc (HPRP) offers legal assistance for homeless or low-income veterans with service-connected ability benefits, non-service-connected pensions, and discharge upgrades. Learn more about HPRP’s programs and services by calling 410-685-6589.
Please let me know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if I can be of help to you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 410-841-3141.