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Turbulence In Baltimore As An Eviction Crisis Looms

Aug 27, 2020

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Nearly a week after Baltimore’s housing commissioner was fired, the public doesn’t know why. We ask Tisha Guthrie, a tenants’ rights advocate, why it’s important, and Councilman John Bullock, chair of the city council’s housing committee, what’s next.

A wave of evictions is expected when courts resume hearing landlord claims next week. We ask Tisha Edwards, interim director of the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, whether the $31 million dollars the city has earmarked for tenants is enough.

For help with eviction prevention, paying your water or energy bills, and more, you can visit bmorechildren.com or call the Baltimore City Community Action Partnership hotline at 410-545-0900.