October 31, 2022
We’re excited to share that Matt Hill, team lead of the PJC’s Human Right to Housing Project, was honored with the Peter M. Cicchino Public Service Award from the American University Washington College of Law on October 28. The award recognizes “students and alumni whose devotion to, and creative service in, the public interest exemplify the highest ideals of the Washington College of Law.” As described in the award bio, “Matt has represented hundreds of tenants facing eviction and substandard housing conditions. Together with partners in Renters United Maryland and Baltimore Renters United, he has advocated to create a right to access legal representation in eviction cases in Maryland, advocated to create Baltimore City’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund with a dedicated funding source, acted as lead or co-counsel in a number of appeals involving landlord-tenant law as well as collective actions challenging predatory landlord practices and fair housing act violations. Prior to his working on the housing team, Matt was the Francis D. Murnaghan Appellate Advocacy Fellow at the PJC.” Congratulations, Matt! Read about the Cicchino Awards and all of the award recipients here.