National Study Finds Persistent Bias Against Non-White Renters. Read the research report Racial Discrimination and Housing Outcomes in the United States Rental Market. Article source: Read the Bloomberg article.
One-In-Four Moderation Actions Across 3 Private Servers of the Popular Video Game Minecraft are Because of Online Hate and Harassment, according to ADL Study. Read the July 26, 2022, ADL press release.
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 19 Other Fair Housing Groups Ask a Federal Judge to Block Attempts by Bank of America to Dismiss a Racial Discriminatory Lawsuit About Their Property Maintenance and Marketing. Read the July 20, 2022, NFHA release.
NLIHC’s Annual Report, Out Of Reach 2022 Finds that Low-Wage Workers are Facing Severe Challenges Affording Housing Amid Record-Breaking Rent Increases. Read the July 28, 2022, NLIHC release. Read the report.
The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Have Reached an Agreement with Trident Mortgage Co. to Resolve Lending Discrimination Claims. Read the July 27, 2022, USDOJ article.
The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights’ Biennial Civil Rights & Fair Housing Gala Celebration will be on August 20, 2022. Purchase your tickets here. Gala event website.
To read this issue of Fair Housing E-News: fhnews22aug.pdf.
MCCR is Hiring Fair Housing Testers! Get paid for enforcing the Fair Housing laws!
Read the GBCHRB’s Blog article to get all the information and link.
Behind on Your Rent? Get Emergency Rental Assistance
Has COVID-19 affected your ability to pay rent? You may be eligible for immediate assistance with current or past due rental payments. Check out these helpful programs:
Maryland Program (with links to each county):
Baltimore City Program:
Baltimore County Program:
*MD Legislature Passes Important Fair Housing & Tenant Protection Bills. Read the legislative summary .
*Tenant Screening Report Instead of Credit Check. Read the summary .
*Right to Attorney in Eviction Cases. Read the summary .
*Health Equity Resource Communities. Read the Summary.
*Protecting Patients from Medical Debt Collection. Read the Summary.
*Access to Public Transportation. Read the Summary.
Our Blog has just-breaking news about Fair Housing & related issues, profiles, reviews, resources, books, notable civil rights obits, and much more.
Read it here.
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FILE A HOUSING DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT
Maryland Residents can file with Either the State of Maryland or HUD:
Maryland Commission On Civil Rights (MCCR) 6 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. 410-767-8600 / 800-637-6247
US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. 10 S. Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.
410-962-2520 / 800-669-9777
Depending on Your Residence, Residents in Baltimore City & County Residents can file with:
Baltimore City Office Of Civil Rights.7 E. Redwood Street, 9th floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. 410-396-3141 / or email / firstname.lastname@example.org
Baltimore County Human Relations Commission 6401 York Road, Suite 1013, Baltimore, Maryland 21212. 410-887-5917 / email email@example.com
Read about the recent passing of these great community servants:
GBCHRB Board Officer.
Balt. County Housing Activist.
KNOW YOUR FAIR HOUSING RIGHTS:
To learn more about your rights against housing discrimination, take a look at our brochures:
Fair Housing & You.
For People with Disabilities.
State of Maryland (MCCR).
MCCR in Spanish / Español.
AVAILABLE FAIR HOUSING & CIVIL RIGHTS TRAINING
Free training on the various city, county, state, and federal Fair Housing & Civil Rights laws and regulations are available. Read more.
DO YOU NEED A LAWYER?
Maryland Legal Aid
Legal Help for Individuals & Neighborhood Associations
Lawyer Referral Service
What Renters Need to Know about Eviction
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HOUSING?
To search listings, go to the Maryland DHCD’s MD Housing Search.
Read Our Self-Help Guide to Getting Housing (pdf).
DO YOU HAVE A TENANT OR LANDLORD PROBLEM?
To know your rights, see theMaryland Attorney General’s page.
For free tenant-landlord counseling: MD District Court Self-Help Resource Center.
Hot Line – 410-260-1392.
Centers are located in –
Baltimore – Civil Division, 501 E. Fayette St., 3rd Floor.
Glen Burnie – District Court Building, 7500 Gov. Ritchie Highway, Room 205.
Frederick – County Courthouse, 100 W. Patrick Street, Lower Level.
Salisbury – District Court for Wicomico County, 201 Baptist Street, Room 2248A.
Upper Marlboro – District Court Bourne Wing, 14735 Main Street, Room 069B.
Paying too much on your loan? Get help! Examples of predatory loans:
Balloon payments, Excessive points and fees, Packing (additional things without your knowledge), and Large mortgage broker payment.
Read the “Eight Signs of Predatory Lending” to see if you are a victim.
Read predatory lending tips of the Maryland Attorney General.Click to Learn More & Get Help.
FROM OUR FAIR HOUSING MARYLAND BLOG!
- Book Review: A Brotherhood of Liberty: Black Reconstruction and Its Legacies in Baltimore, 1865-1920 by Dennis P. Halpin
- MD Legislature Passes Important Fair Housing & Tenant Protection Bills. Read the legislative summary .
- Tenant Screening Report Instead of Credit Check. Read the summary .
- Right to Attorney in Eviction Cases. Read the summary .
- Health Equity Resource Communities. Read the Summary.
- Protecting Patients from Medical Debt Collection. Read the Summary.
- Access to Public Transportation. Read the Summary.
Our Blog has just-breaking news about Fair Housing & related issues, profiles, reviews, resources, books, obits, and more.
Read it here.
REGISTER TO VOTE!
If You are Not Registered:
You must be registered to vote a mail-in ballot. If not, go to: Maryland State Board of Elections. or
Baltimore City Board of Elections.
Application for a Maryland Mail-In Ballot
Ask for your mail-in ballot at
the Maryland State Board of Elections’ Special Page
Text VBM (English) or VPC (Spanish) to 777-88. They will text you a link to request your mail-in ballot online
Find Your County Voting Office
Listen to a Radio Show:
“Registering to Vote”
MD League of Women Voters – “Voter Registration.”
Read a GBCHRB Research Report:
A Mortgage Lending Discrimination Study of Baltimore, 2021
2020 Mortgage Market Activity and Trends Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (2021): A Commentary & Analysis, September 7, 2021
April is National Fair Housing Month 2021 – press release
A Short History of Fair Housing Month, 2021
Civil Rights Around the World, 2017
A Fair Housing Study of Mortgage Lending Discrimination in the City of Baltimore, 2005
“How Racially Segregated is the Baltimore Metro? Baltimore Ranks 39th of 331 Metros in Level of Segregation, 2002
Introduction to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, 2015