Tenant Advocacy

The Tenant Advocacy program works to ensure Maryland renters are living in safe and healthy housing.

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 tenants 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 direct financial assistance.)
  • Code Enforcement, including licenses and inspections
  • Denial of Essential Services (heat, water, stove, etc.)
  • Security Deposits
  • Rent Escrow
  • Lead 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, access the help resources we’ve provided here.

Have a Landlord-Tenant/Rental Question?

Complete the Housing Intake Form

If you are a Maryland tenant, or own rental property in Maryland, and need help with a rental housing issue, we can help.

Intake Form

Call the Landlord-Tenant Intake Line

Available Tues – Thurs
10 AM – 2 PM

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Tenant FAQs
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Tenant Guide

Searching for new rental housing can be challenging under the best of circumstances. However, if you don’t know your rights, what questions to ask, and issues to consider before you sign on the dotted line, renting a property may become a financial nightmare.