Council President Mosby and Councilman Glover on "Just Cause" legislation becoming law
To the Baltimore Press Corps,
The Council President and Councilman Glover release the following statements in response to the “Just Cause” legislation becoming law:
Council President Nick J. Mosby said, “A key part of the Council’s work to create more housing security in our city, our legislation to stop landlords from evicting people without ‘Just Cause’ when their lease expires will create more stability for our most vulnerable neighbors. This new protection is critical for residents who are being evicted when their leases expire in the waning months of the pandemic. Congratulations to Councilman Tony Glover for his hard work on this important legislative solution that will mean the difference for some families who may otherwise have become homeless.
“Part of the Council’s first major legislative package introduced in January, this legislation takes a data-driven approach to a multi-layered problem in our city and creates an added line of defense for our families. The Council looks forward to working with the administration on the remaining legislation in this package to offer emergency security deposit relief by providing up to $2,000 in grants to get renters into safe, stable and high quality housing.”
Councilman Antonio “Tony” Glover said, “This legislation becoming law means families will be able to stay in their homes without the fear of their landlords evicting them when their lease expires. When I learned that landlords found a loophole in the eviction moratorium and were kicking tenants behind on their rent out of their homes when their leases expired, I stepped up alongside housing advocates to formulate a plan to protect them. As the Council, our job is to create legislation that meets the needs of the moment. Our ‘Just Cause’ legislation — now law — does just that.”
Deputy Director of Communications
Office of City Council President Nick J. Mosby