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Op-ed: Why the CDC’s eviction moratorium isn’t enough to prevent evictions in Maryland

September 17, 2020

“We are facing a crisis within a crisis. The CDC order is not enough. It is time for Maryland and other states to implement real solutions that tackle the root causes of social and economic injustice. COVID-19 has shown how paramount equitable housing policies are to promote public health and address racial disparities, and it is time to act.”

In this op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, Tisha Guthrie of Baltimore Renters United and the Bolton House Tenants’ Association and PJC attorney Charisse Lue call on the state of Maryland to enact a broad eviction moratorium that protects tenants without needing to file declarations and commit $175 million in rent relief. Read the op-ed here.