Maryland is first state to pass eviction RTC bill through legislature
04/13/2021, Legislation, Housing - Evictions
UPDATE: bill has passed the House and Senate!
On the last day of the legslative session, HB 18 made it through the Maryland House and Senate, and now is on its way to the Governor.
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). The House bill has made it out of committee. Media coverage can be found in the Maryland Daily Record, WYPR, Delmarva Now, WBAL TV, and DCist.
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.