Eviction in Baltimore | WYPR

Eviction in Baltimore

Sep 27, 2016

Dr. Matthew Desmond, author of "Evicted", will be speaking at the University of Baltimore on September 29th.
Credit Penguin Random House

Baltimore ranks second in the country - behind Detroit - in the number of tenants threatened with eviction. In any given year, about 6 percent of Baltimore’s renters face eviction; most likely of all are black women with children. We’ll talk to Zafar Shah, staff lawyer with the Public Justice Center, and Karen Wabeke, senior staff attorney with Homeless Persons Representation Project, about how public policies work against tenants in rent court, what’s changed recently and what changes they’d like to see.

Information about the 2016 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing and the event with Dr. Matthew Desmond is available here.