The Tenant Advocacy program allows Maryland tenants to receive free information and resource referrals by qualified tenant counselors about rights and responsibilities, and individual rental issues such as:
- Lead paint
- Rent Escrow
- Denial of Essential Services (heat, water, stove, etc.)
- Code Enforcement
- Nonpayment of Rent (Please note: We do not provide direct financial assistance.)
- Eviction Prevention
We also provide in-depth assistance with individual tenants, either through reaching an equitable agreement between the tenant and landlord, or through legal enforcement/referrals to legal service providers. If you are a tenant and have a housing question about the above topics, or need our help with a troublesome landlord, please fill out this form.
We also conduct workshops and outreach events for tenants and landlords who are concerned about tenants’ rights. These events are free to neighborhood/community associations. Government agencies and businesses should contact us for tailored presentations and fee schedule.