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File #: 21-0036R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Avoiding an Eviction Crisis
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action: 7/19/2021
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Avoiding an Eviction Crisis For the purpose of calling for a multi-faceted and comprehensive hearing on the looming eviction crisis and what we can do to avoid it by: inviting the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the Acting Commissioner of the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership, to report on the outcomes of the Eviction Prevention Program and what more can be done; inviting representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Esperanza Center to discuss the challenges renters who are immigrants are facing and provide recommendations on additional protections; and inviting representatives from the Public Justice Center and the Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland to report on evictions thus far, outline the rights of tenants now and the rights granted by new laws passed in the General Assembly and the City Council, ...
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter, Sharon Green Middleton, Antonio Glover, Mark Conway, James Torrence, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Eviction, Informational Hearing
Attachments: 1. 21-0036R~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0036R, 3. MOCFS 21-0036R - Avoiding Eviction Crisis, 4. Finance 21-0036R, 5. HABC 21-0036R, 6. DHCD 21-0036R, 7. MIMA 21-0036R, 8. 21-0036R Testimony - 1199SEIU, 9. 21-0036R Testimony - Beyond the Boundaries, 10. 21-0036R Testimony - Health Care for the Homeless, 11. 21-0036R Testimony - Public Justice Center, 12. 21-0036R Testimony - Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, 13. 21-0036R - Hearing Agenda, 14. 21-0036R - Testimony - Ramos, 15. 21-0036R - Testimony - Jews United for Justice, 16. 21-0036R Testimony - Maryland Legal Aid, 17. 21-0036R Bill Synopsis, 18. 21-0036R Voting Form, 19. 21-0036R Hearing Notes, 20. 21-0036R Hearing Minutes, 21. 2nd Reader Amendments 21-0036R, 22. 21-0036R~2nd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/19/20210 Economic and Community Development Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/19/20210 Baltimore City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/13/20210 Economic and Community Development Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20210 Economic and Community Development Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Mayor's Office of Immigration Affairs  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Housing Authority of Baltimore City  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/20210 Baltimore City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Avoiding an Eviction Crisis
For the purpose of calling for a multi-faceted and comprehensive hearing on the looming eviction crisis and what we can do to avoid it by: inviting the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the Acting Commissioner of the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership, to report on the outcomes of the Eviction Prevention Program and what more can be done; inviting representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Esperanza Center to discuss the challenges renters who are immigrants are facing and provide recommendations on additional protections; and inviting representatives from the Public Justice Center and the Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland to report on evictions thus far, outline the rights of tenants now and the rights granted by new laws passed in the General Assembly and the City Council, and make recommendations for additional protections.
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Whereas, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an economic impact on employers and employees;

Whereas, many renters were able to use the City’s Eviction Prevention program to stay in their homes;

Whereas, the Governor issued an eviction-related order lasting throughout the State of Emergency, and the Centers for Disease Control also issued an eviction-related o...

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