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PRESS ADVISORY: 2 p.m. Monday at Collington Square Park for announcement on major legislation to address housing insecurity in Baltimore

PRESS ADVISORY: Council President Mosby joins Councilmembers, advocates to announce major legislation to address housing insecurity

 

WHO: Council President Nick J. Mosby, Chairwoman Sharon Green Middleton, Chairman Robert Stokes, Councilmembers Antonio “Tony” Glover and Odette Ramos and housing advocates.

 

WHAT: Housing insecurity runs deep in Baltimore and the trouble for many families has gotten so much worse during the coronavirus pandemic. The city’s legislative branch is attacking the problem from multiple angles with its first major legislative package of the new Council. Follow updates on the COVID Housing Relief package using #BmoreHousingRelief on social media.

 

The bills that are part of the package will:

 

  • Close a loophole that has allowed landlords to evict people during the pandemic when their lease expires.
  • Help renters afford move-in expenses by requiring landlords give more tenants alternative options to pay their security deposits.
  • Make sure people who receive public assistance have actually received their benefits before they’re required to pay rent.
  • Help people avoid tax sale by allowing them to make payments on their annual property taxes and any outstanding liens.

 

The legislation will be introduced at the Council’s January meetings.

 

WHEN: 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11

 

WHERE: Collington Square Park, near the intersection of N. Patterson Park Avenue and E. Hoffman Street

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