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IN MEMORIAM:

 Read about the passing of these great Baltimore area community servants:

Camille Wheeler,
GBCHRB Board Officer.

Kitty Stierhoff,
Balt. County Housing Activist.

 

Read Our 2022 Mortgage Lending Discrimination Study of Baltimore

LISTEN TO A GBCHRB PODCAST: 

“Housing Discrimination & Tenant-Landlord Help” (12 minutes)

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LEGAL RESOURCES FOR RENTERS IN BALTIMORE CITY

  • Are you facing eviction?
  • Is the landlord threatening you with illegal fees or refusing to fix major problems with your home?
  • Are you in subsidized housing and need your rent reduced because of a loss of income?
  • Is your landlord unlicensed?

For Legal Resources,
Click here.

What are Tenant’s Rights in Baltimore City during COVID?

Learn more here.

These  counties ARE covered: Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Cecil
Frederick, Harford, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Wicomico, and Worcester.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau new tool:

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VIEW EPISODES OF “nEIGHBORHOOD bEAT” tV sHOW

…on YouTube!tv show

“Muslims in Maryland.”

“Legal Services for the Poor.”

“Rights Against Discrimination.”

“Native Americans in Maryland.”

“Insurance Problems & Fraud.”

“African American History in Maryland.”

“Insurance Rights in Maryland.”

 & Many Other Programs About Local Issues & Problems!

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READ OUR SELF-HELP GUIDES TO FAIR HOUSING IN THESE COUNTIES:

EVEN MORE RADIO SHOWS!

 

IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF OUR FAIR HOUSING NEWS:

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Calls for Hurricane Ian Recovery to Not Increase Housing Inequities.

Read the policy recommendations. Read the top priorities for disaster recovery.

17 Multifamily Housing Complexes Located in Maryland Subject of DOJ Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Annapolis-Based Developer

Read the September 27, 2022 DOJ release.

Rental Housing Provider to Pay $450,000 for Discrimination at Bucks County, PA, Apartment Complex

Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania Read the HECP article.

Philadelphia Firm is Baltimore’s Most Aggressive Buyer of Vacant Rowhouses.

 GNR Group. Read the September 6, 2022 Baltimore Sun article. Read the September 14, 2022 Washington Post article.

U. S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Makes $13 Million Redlining Settlement with Lakeland Bank of New Jersey. Lakeland Bank. Provident Financial Services.

The Philadelphia Police and Fire Federal Credit Union (PFFCU) Resolves HUD Complaint They Violated the Fair Housing Act by Discriminating Against Loan Applicants on Maternity Leave.

Read the May 22, 2022 Housing Equity Center of Pennsylvania article.

To read this issue of Fair Housing E-News: fhnews2022oct.pdf.

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):
877-546-5595

Baltimore City Program:
410-396-5555

Baltimore County Program:

410-887-8383

FROM OUR FAIR HOUSING MARYLAND BLOG!

*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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MARYLAND COURTS 
SELF-HELP CENTER

Chat FREE with a lawyer about your civil legal matter. FREE legal help in civil cases for individuals who do not have a lawyer.
8:30 am – 8:00 pm, Mon. – Fri.

Click below to get in-person help:

Family Law
Circuit Court
District Court

or

Telephone

410-260-1392

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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 / civilrights@baltimorecity.gov

Baltimore County Human Relations Commission 

6401 York Road, Suite 1013, Baltimore, Maryland 21212. 410-887-5917 / email bchrc@baltimorecountymd.gov

 

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR 2022 STUDY OF POSSIBLE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION IN BALTIMORE!

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.

DO YOU HAVE A PREDATORY LOAN? GET HELP!

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.

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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
    (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. 248 pages. $39.95.)
  • 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

or Text VBM (English) or VPC (Spanish) to 777-88.

Find Your County Voting Office

Listen to a Radio Show:
“Registering to Vote”

or

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

 

OUR WORKING NETWORK IS OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Baltimore Home Ownership Institute

Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights

Baltimore County Human Relations Commission

Baltimore County Muslim Council

Housing Authority of Baltimore City – Fair Housing

Baltimore Jewish Council

Citizens Planning & Housing Association

Community Assistance Network

Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors

League of Women Voters of Baltimore City

Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs

N. A. A. C. P., Maryland State Conference

Women’s Law Center of Maryland

The Reverend Frederick K. Weimert, President, & William P. Kladky, Ph.D., Executive Director – wkladky@gbchrb.org.


The GBCHRB is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our purpose is to provide free Fair Housing education, training, and advocacy to the general public. Our office is located in the City of Baltimore, Maryland.


© 2022, Greater Baltimore Community Housing Resource Board, Inc. – All Rights Reserved.

GBCHRB

P. O. Box 66180

Baltimore, Maryland 21239-6180.

Telephone 443.347.3701

 

 
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