The Tenant Advocacy program allows Maryland tenants to receive free information about tenant rights and responsibilities, and help with individual rental issues such as:
- Lead paint
- Rent Escrow
- Security Deposits
- Denial of Essential Services (heat, water, stove, etc.)
- Code Enforcement, including licenses and inspections
- Nonpayment of Rent (Please note: We do not provide direct financial assistance. If you are a tenant, and need assistance with rent payments, please download our fact sheets for Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties.)
- Eviction Notification and Procedure, Illegal Eviction Prevention
We also provide in-depth assistance with individual tenants, either through reaching an equitable agreement between the tenant and landlord, or through code enforcement, referrals to legal service providers, or referrals to other agencies or organizations that could be of assistance. If you are a tenant or a landlord, and have a housing question about the above topics, or need our help with a rental issue, please fill out this form.
If you need assistance for your tenant association, we conduct workshops and outreach events for tenants and landlords who are concerned about tenants’ rights and responsibilities. These events are free to neighborhood/community associations. Government agencies and businesses should contact us for tailored presentations and fee schedule.