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Legislative Proposals Aim To Stem The Housing Crisis

Jan 11, 2021

Housing activists in Massachusetts erect a sign in front of Gov. Charlie Baker's house.
Credit Michael Dwyer / AP Photo

When‌ ‌the‌ ‌General‌ ‌Assembly‌ ‌begins‌ ‌its‌ ‌new‌ ‌session‌ Wednesday,‌ ‌lawmakers‌ ‌will‌ ‌face‌ ‌a‌ ‌crucial‌ ‌question:‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌protect‌‌ thousands‌ ‌of‌ ‌Maryland‌ ‌families‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌brink‌ ‌of‌ ‌eviction?‌

Zafar‌ ‌‌‌Shah‌,‌ ‌a‌ ‌lawyer‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌Public‌ ‌Justice‌ ‌Center,‌ ‌outlines‌ ‌the‌ ‌Housing‌ ‌Justice‌ ‌Package--a‌ ‌set‌ ‌of‌ ‌bills‌ ‌to‌ ‌augment‌ ‌ protections‌ ‌for‌ ‌renters,‌ ‌including‌ ‌stopping‌ ‌most‌ ‌kinds‌ ‌of‌ ‌eviction‌ ‌ filings‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌year.‌ And‌ ‌tenants’‌ ‌rights‌ ‌advocate‌ ‌‌Tisha‌‌ ‌‌Guthrie‌‌ ‌describes‌ ‌the tough‌ ‌housing‌ ‌choices‌ ‌essential‌ ‌workers‌ ‌faced,‌ ‌even‌ ‌before‌ ‌the‌ ‌pandemic.‌ ‌

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