Housing

Letter to Governor Larry Hogan

We sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan on December 16, alongside 17 Maryland General Assembly legislators and 35 organizations from across the state calling on him to fund the Access to Counsel program for low-income renters in Maryland. HB18, which was sponsored by Senator Shelly Laskin Hettleman and Delegate Wanika Fisher, passed last year...

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MVLS Attorney Provides Valuable Legal Help to a Nonprofit in a Tough Spot

MVLS’s Managing Attorney for Housing and Consumer Law Amy Hennen represented Project PLASE, a nonprofit that administers subsidized rent for people transitioning from shelters. A landlord took PLASE to court over two water bill disputes involving subsidized tenants. He initially filed the cases in rent court, but because of a recent Maryland ruling that addressed...

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Baltimore Rowhome Saved from Tax Sale

Marilyn*, age 65, lives in West Baltimore with her daughter. Her neighborhood is near to some of Baltimore’s most cherished landmarks, like the Poe house and Hollins Market. It’s also full of vacants. At one point, somebody gave Marilyn some bad advice. They told her it would be advantageous to create an LLC with herself,...

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