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Our Homes, Our Voices rally and press conference

07/29/2017

Saturday, July 29
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

New location!
Because of predicted rain, we will gather at:

 
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street, Fourth Floor
Baltimore, MD 21230


Hundreds of advocates, elected officials, and concerned citizens in Maryland are participating in the national Our Homes, Our Voices week of action from July 22-29 with a rally and press conference to bring attention to the affordable housing crisis in our community. Local advocates are coordinating this event with others across the country to call for a greater federal investment in affordable homes and community development. Advocates are concerned that Maryland will lose $173 million in President Trump’s current budget proposal, reducing or eliminating programs for people with disabilities, low income families and seniors.

The PJC’s Matt Hill will bring the national conversation home, highlighting the need for rent court reform to stop the constant churn of evictions in Baltimore. Each year, approximately 7,000 families are evicted in Baltimore, making people homeless, preventing children from getting a stable education, and pushing people into poverty. Matt will discuss potential solutions, including the right to an attorney in eviction cases, requiring landlords to pass a yearly health and safety inspection at the property before they evict anyone, and increasing funds to help families avoid eviction. Join Matt and other advocates on July 29 for the Our Homes, Our Voices rally! RSVP on Facebook here.