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, WYPRDelmarva Now, and WBAL TV.

 

Maryland joins South Carolina, Nebraska, and Washington State with such legislation in 2021.

 

Relatedly, the Maryand Attorney General's Access to Justice Task Force released a report recommending a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction.

 

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The NCCRC helped shape the bill language and is part of the statewide coalition of advocates.