Tenant Advocacy Services

Organization Details

Organization Name:
Economic Action Maryland
Organization Contact Name:
Carol Ott, Tenant Advocacy Director
Program Contact name (Person/role)
Carol Ott
Program uses Language Line (Y/N)
Intake days/hours (other)
24/7 through online form
Advice/Help Hotline Phone
Advice/Help Hotline Days/Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 10 am - 2 pm
Cost or fee (describe)
Free of charge
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

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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