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Baltimore Renters United secures commitment from the office of Mayor Scott to improve eviction prevention programs

September 28, 2022

After a public pressure campaign, Baltimore Renters United (BRU) has secured commitments to address delays in the delivery of eviction prevention funds to tenants in need and to fund education and outreach efforts in support of tenant right to counsel from Faith Leach, Deputy Mayor of Equity Health and Human Services. In a letter sent to BRU the evening before a protest scheduled during the Charm City Live music festival, Mayor Scott’s administration committed “$400,000 to right to counsel for education and outreach.” After which “the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will work with the Right to Counsel Working Group to implement an education and outreach campaign.” The Mayor’s office also committed to regular meetings with BRU to review the efficacy of the eviction prevention program run by the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success and the Baltimore City Community Action Partnership Centers. In addition, the Mayor’s office will “launch an Eviction Prevention Dashboard, where we will share data publicly on the progress of Baltimore City’s Eviction Prevention program.” Read BRU’s press release and the letter from Deputy Mayor Leach here.