Baltimore’s Rent Court: How Fairly Is It Functioning?

Today, the Public Justice Center is releasing a report that indicates there are often serious, systemic problems between renters and landlords.
Audio, News Story (Maryland)

WYPR (local NPR, Baltimore)
December 7, 2015

Tags: Housing: Eviction, Rent Court, Research/Data

Organizations mentioned/involved: Public Justice Center (PJC)


he report focuses on how Baltimore’s rent court runs and operates. This morning, we’re going to look at this unique court with the main author of the report, Zafar Shah. He is an attorney in the Public Justice Center’s Human Right to Housing Project. Deborah Weimer also joins us by phone from her office in Baltimore.  She is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law where she works with law students to lead a clinic where students represent tenants.