Feature (Maryland, NATIONAL)
October 27, 2020
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Tags: CDC Eviction Moratorium, COVID-19, Housing, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Public Justice Center (PJC)
Because Glascoe was struggling to make the rent payments, C. Matthew Hill, an attorney with the Public Justice Center in Baltimore, believed she qualified for the CDC order. Her landlords disagreed because they were not evicting her for failure to meet her payments. They were simply not renewing her lease, an option in Maryland known as a tenant holding over action. Property owners are not required to provide justification, only give notice.
“We fully understand that the CDC order is an important part of what is going on in the country right now,” the landlord’s attorney argued in a Baltimore courtroom in mid-October. “But it was never designed for people who are no longer legal tenants.”
The judge ruled in favor of the landlord.