Human Right to Housing

The Human Right to Housing Project educates low-income renters in Baltimore City about their rights and represents them in court to prevent unlawful evictions. Active court representation is provided for up to 200 cases yearly, of which 76% are on behalf of low-income, minority women. 95% of these cases have a successful outcome, which can mean a delay or avoidance of evictions, rent reduction or forcing landlords to make repairs to substandard housing. Clients may also recoup illegal fees. Through this work, HRHP levels the playing field so women can navigate the courts when their home is at stake. 

BWGC funds supports salaries for attorneys and paralegals.