Maryland bill would establish right to counsel for evictions
12/28/2020, Legislation, Housing - Evictions
Following up on Baltimore's passage of an eviction rgith to counsel, a group of MD lawmakers introduced a legislative package that includes a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction (HB 18 / SB 154). Media coverage can be found in the Maryland Daily Record, WYPR, Delmarva Now, and WBAL TV.
Relatedly, the Maryand Attorney General's Access to Justice Task Force released a report recommending a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction.
The NCCRC helped shape the bill language and is part of the statewide coalition of advocates.