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A Roof Over Their Heads

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Thousands of Marylanders, behind on their rent, are at risk of eviction. The national moratorium on evictions the Trump administration just put in place could help.

Carol Ott, who heads tenant advocacy for the Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland, explains how to apply, and urges tenants to hang on to proof they filed with their landlords. Ott and Charisse Lue, a housing lawyer with the Public Justice Center, contend that unless government sets aside more money than it has for tenants to pay landlords, a wave of evictions could come early next year. 

You can find the affidavit tenants can file with their landlords here. You can call 211 to find out what state and local assistance you must apply for.  

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior 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.