Charity Begins at Home: The 2013 Edition

It’s that time of year again — the recommended charities post.  Listen — I understand housing isn’t on the top of everyone’s list, and I totally respect that.  If you’d like to donate to Housing Policy Watch, great.  If housing just isn’t your thing — here’s a list of charities we know and love.  There’s […]

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Recommended Charitable Giving 2012

As you’re contemplating the many deserving charities for your end of the year giving, here are some of our favorites — they’re all local, and they all work hard to make Baltimore a better city, despite the odds.  Give often, and give generously! A few new additions to the list for 2012, some of the […]

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Rent Court Workshops

Recent changes have been made to Maryland law regarding lead paint certificates, and landlord licensing and evictions.  Two workshops will be held in order to tenants and other interested parties to learn more about the changes, and also general landlord-tenant law.  Representatives from Baltimore Housing, the Public Justice Center, and the Maryland Multi-Housing Association will […]

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Link Roundup

The Tenants in Foreclosure project of the Public Justice Center won an award!  Congrats to attorney Matt Hill and his staff for this much-deserved award.  If you or someone you know is living in a rental that is being foreclosed on, you should contact the Public Justice Center — you have rights, make sure they’re […]

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Upcoming Workshop for Tenants in Foreclosure

The Public Justice Center in Baltimore will be holding a workshop on December 14th for tenants who live in properties that are in foreclosure.  You can get more details here. (Link opens a PDF flier). They also have a brochure and other links pertaining to tenants in foreclosure here.  You do have rights — make […]

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News Roundup Plus Enforcement Actions from the MDE

Congratulations to the Public Justice Center for successfully arguing in favor of a tenant’s rights in a foreclosure lawsuit brought by JP Morgan Chase.  We wrote about the Public Justice Center last month in a post about tenants’ rights.  If you are a tenant and your home is in foreclosure, you do have rights — […]

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Tenants’ Rights and Foreclosure

Did you know that as a tenant, you have rights when your home is being foreclosed on, regardless of your income level? From the National Low Income Housing Coalition: On May 20, 2009, the President signed into a law a bill containing provisions protecting tenants living in foreclosed buildings. (The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act […]

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