Around Baltimore City and Baltimore County, several organizations are gearing up to support with real-time assistance, education, awareness and advocacy, local citizens who are or who will experience homelessness. Most of the events are free and organizations are actively looking for citizenry support. Please come and be a part of a great movement to end homelessness in our local area and across the state.
The Public Justice Center, 1 N. Charles St., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21201 – 1-877-625-9409, ext. 235, www.pjc.org
Starting January 11, 2012, The Renters in Foreclosure workshops will continue. Renters who are in need of assistance should bring all relevant paperwork to obtain advice from staff attorneys and to learn about your rights. Renters in Foreclosure click here.
The Homeless Persons Representations Project, Inc., 201 North Charles Street, Suite 1104, Baltimore, MD, 21201, 410-685-6589, www.hprplaw.org
The Homeless Persons Representation Project has a great presentation online for persons who have been denied housing due to criminal records (click here: Denied housing due to criminal record?). The graph is informative in providing some information on the laws that govern housing in Baltimore City for persons or organization helping people with criminal records find housing; and laws across the state prohibiting housing to persons with records. The entire document can be downloaded from the link above.
Healthcare for the Homeless, Inc., 421 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202 | 443-703-1345, www.hchmd.org
The Chocolate Affair is a featured Baltimore fund-raising event replete with chocolate dishes and dainties to raise funds for this premiere medical provider for homeless persons in the City of Baltimore. It’s a little pricey – but it is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the evening as well as raise funds to help those who so desperately need healthcare – especially homeless children. This year, the event will be held on February 2, 2012 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel at the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore Neighborhood, Inc., 2530 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 , 1-800-487-6007, Info@bni-md.org
This is an important organization in Baltimore City that provides a hotline for tenants who need assistance with landlords. There are several noteworthy resources that provide specific information for tenants on eviction laws in Baltimore City. This is a site that should be reviewed weekly for persons who are renting in Baltimore City and throughout the state. Tenants who are renting need information to prevent a homeless experience. You can go to this link for information on the eviction process in Baltimore City: http://www.bni-maryland.org/Documents/Baltimore_Eviction_Laws.pdf.
Keep looking for similar updates in the coming year of what these and other organizations are doing to help our homeless neighbors in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
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