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Challenges and new lines of support in Baltimore City's work to prevent evictions

Baltimore City has approved 5,000 city households to receive funds to prevent eviction.
Eric Richardson
Baltimore City has helped 5,000 city residents with funds to prevent eviction.

Evictions are picking up, with no moratorium to stop them.

Tisha Edwards, of the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, says 5,000 households have gotten help with rent, and funds are now available for relocation and security deposits. Find rental assistance information here.

Find eviction-prevention resources across Maryland here.

Nichole Battle, head of GEDCO, tells us how the interfaith non-profit helps renters in Baltimore with utility and food costs, finding jobs, and now, applying for eviction-prevention funds. And we meet GEDCO client Shantae Fauntleroy.

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.