In Baltimore City in the first six months of 2013, there were 79,109 complaints in rent court for non-payment of rent. 3,376 of those resulted in evictions. Eviction is a traumatic ordeal for each and every one of those families and individuals who were forced to leave their homes, either to stay in shelters or … Continue reading The Faces of Eviction: Andrea Jones
On August 6th Henry and Sharon Bell walked out of court with a judgement for rent abatement and damages from their landlord, Toriano C. Martin. They have been to court five times since May, which is a long road–one that is so frustrating that most tenants just give up–to get justice. The Bells have been … Continue reading Victory for the Bells!
Henry and Sharon Bell were taken to court last week by their landlord. They had been withholding rent due to conditions concerns in the house they have been renting for nine years. This Friday, May 24th, they take their landlord to court to file for escrow. Right to Housing Alliance members will join them there, … Continue reading The Problems are Too Big to Fight Alone