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Tenants Rights Resource Fair is Dec. 15

December 5, 2022

Mid-Shore Pro Bono is hosting a Tenant Rights Resource Fair on Thurs., Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with organizations offering housing assistance and learn more about Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s new tenant counsel services.

A presentation on tenants’ rights and landlords’ lawful responsibilities will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. From 12 noon to 1 p.m. will be a financial education course presented by Shore United Bank, where attendees can learn more about managing money, including budgeting, managing credit, and more.

Free, walk-in legal consultations on housing matters, including failure to pay rent, rent escrow, breach of lease, and more will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s housing justice program recently expanded to include legal assistance for tenants, including in-court access to representation and is made possible through donor support and funding awarded by the Maryland Legal Services Corporation and Equal Justice Works.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono’s tenant counsel services can help tenants who have received a notice of failure to pay rent and can address other issues including breach of lease, tenant hold-overs, rent escrow, constructive evictions, subsidy terminations, and more.