Wednesday: Families: Race and Gender Oppression in Baltimore’s Rent Court

July 13

About 7,000 families are evicted each year in Baltimore—94 percent are African-American, 80 percent of them headed by women. The Public Justice Center and the Right to Housing Alliance did a study last year of the city’s rent court system, concluding that it was unfair to tenants. Noting that most of those evicted had legal grounds to stay in their houses and apartments without paying rent, they called it an “eviction crisis.” Tonight the groups will present data from that study and talk about what it means when the court puts tenants’ rights and housing standards beneath efficiency and “the landlords’ bottom line.” 6:30-8:30 p.m., American Brewery, 1701 N. Gay St.,, free. (Edward Ericson Jr.)

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