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File #: 21-0054R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Extend Eviction Moratorium
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/16/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 8/16/2021
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Extend Eviction Moratorium For the purpose of calling on Governor Hogan and state leaders to extend the eviction moratorium and to require landlords to work with tenants to apply for rental assistance prior to filing eviction.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton, Ryan Dorsey, Antonio Glover, Kristerfer Burnett, Robert Stokes, Sr., Mark Conway, Zeke Cohen, Phylicia Porter
Indexes: Eviction, Extension, Request for State Action
Attachments: 1. 21-0054R~1st Reader
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for State Action - Extend Eviction Moratorium
For the purpose of calling on Governor Hogan and state leaders to extend the eviction moratorium and to require landlords to work with tenants to apply for rental assistance prior to filing eviction.
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According to the Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success (MOCFS), there were 28,000 families behind on their rent in Baltimore City as of March 2021, placing them at high risk for eviction. Many families have had difficulty finding work, with them or their loved ones at risk for COVID-19 and feel unsafe to work. Other families have had to stay home to support their children's education.

As of April 2021, MOCFS also reported they have helped only 4000 families with the state, federal and local Rental Assistance funding, spending over $18 million. MOCFS has approximately $19 million more to spend - although has allocated $16million for United Way for the "landlord bundle" program for larger landlords. The City anticipates another $24,330,727 in state funds and $23,127,929 in federal funds to assist families.

This Baltimore City Council has taken action to assist renters in Baltimore. We recently passed legislation to ensure that no tenants are pushed out of the home because the lease has ended, for 180 days after the lifting of the State of Emergency. We passed legislation to ensure that late fees are not charged until 10 days after the rent is due for those with benefit checks. Last Council session, the Baltimore City Council passed ...

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