Baltimore Eviction Rate among Highest in Country: A Study of Rent Court

Blog Post (Maryland)

Baltimore Eviction Rate among Highest in Country: A Study of Rent Court

December 10, 2015 | Spencer Wells | Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)
The injustice and social cost of eviction is slowly making its way to the attention of mass media as activist groups around the country focus attention on archaic legal systems through which property owners control rental housing.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Rent Court | Research/Data

Poor U.S. renters need legal support to stop evictions and keep homes – study

News Story (Maryland)

Poor U.S. renters need legal support to stop evictions and keep homes – study

December 9, 2015 | Ellen Wulfhorst | Reuters News Service
Most people fighting eviction in Baltimore do not know their legal rights, particularly rights that could allow them to keep a roof over their head, according to a study released this week by the Public Justice Center (PJC), a civil legal aid group.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Rent Court | Research/Data

Baltimore Rent Eviction Crisis: City Overrun By Corrupt Landlords, Study Finds

News Story (Maryland)

Baltimore Rent Eviction Crisis: City Overrun By Corrupt Landlords, Study Finds

December 7, 2015 | Aaron Morrison | International Business Times (IB Times)
The Charm City's eviction rate emerged from a study by the local Public Justice Center and the Right for Housing Alliance. Among them, 78 percent reported having one or more health or safety threats existing in their homes at the time of their eviction hearing.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Rent Court | Research/Data

Out of house and home

Editorial (Maryland)

Out of house and home

December 7, 2015 | Baltimore Sun
Maryland's legal system is stacked against renters in landlord-tenant disputes says the Baltimore Sun.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Rent Court | Research/Data

There’s An Eviction Epidemic In Baltimore, And The Deck Is Stacked Against Renters

News Story (Maryland)

There’s An Eviction Epidemic In Baltimore, And The Deck Is Stacked Against Renters

December 7, 2015 | Bryce Covert | ThinkProgress
As a new report from civil legal aid group Public Justice Center outlines, Baltimore’s “rent court” processes 150,000 landlord-tenant cases a year, more than half of all of the filings in its District Court system. That averages out to more than 600 rent complaints a day.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Rent Court | Research/Data