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Turbulence In Baltimore As An Eviction Crisis Looms

George Makris
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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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.