Economic Action Maryland

Organization Description

Founded in 2000, Economic Action Maryland (formerly MCRC: Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition) is a leading force for economic justice. Over the last 20 years, Economic Action Maryland has assisted thousands of Marylanders through their Securing Older Adult Resources (SOAR) program, Fair Housing, and Tenant Advocacy programs. They’ve kept their clients housed by preventing tax sales, saved our clients thousands of dollars in earned benefits, and empowered homeowners and renters faced with discrimination.

Economic Action Maryland provides direct assistance today while passing legislation and regulations to create systemic change in the future.

Program Details

Tenant Advocacy Services

Program Website: Program Website

Program Description:

Our tenant advocates advance housing justice in Maryland through direct service, research, and advocacy. Services include assistance with landlord-tenant issues and tenants’ rights information and education.

The Tenant Advocacy program provides Maryland renters with free information about tenant rights and responsibilities, including:

  • Lease reviews
  • Eviction Notification and Procedure, Illegal Eviction
  • Prevention
  • Nonpayment of Rent (Please note: We do not provide financial assistance.)
  • Code Enforcement, including licenses and inspections
  • Denial of Essential Services (heat, water, stove, etc.)
  • Security Deposits
  • Rent Escrow
  • Leas paint

We can also provide referrals to legal service providers, or other agencies or organizations that could be of assistance. If you are a tenant or a landlord, and have a housing question about the above topics, or need our help with a rental issue, please see below.

Tenant Advocacy Intake Form

Program Contact Name: Carol Ott
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 443-447-7336
Online intake form URL: Program intake form
Program uses Language Line (Y/N): Yes
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10 am - 2 pm
Advice/Help Hotline Phone: 443-447-7336
Intake days/hours (other): 24/7 through online form
Cost or fee (describe): Free of charge
Eligibility-residence-county: Statewide
Housing - General: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
Housing - Landlord/Tenant: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics, Full Representation
Se habla Español: Brief advice/Help with forms/Clinics
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