November 24, 2018

Tenant Advocacy

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.