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" I got sent to a lot of places for help before finding you guys, and this is the first time I feel like I’ve been told what’s right. Maybe now I can legally get rid of my ‘houseguest’ who just won’t leave."Shana (PG County, MARYLAND)

" The apartment complex managers wouldn’t put a “handicapped parking only” on the space closest to my door, even though I’m disabled and have trouble walking more than a few feet (and I even have a state parking permit). Without your help, I would have had to move to out."

Patricia (Baltimore County, MARYLAND)

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BNI - Fair Housing

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MCCR Successfully Defends Maryland’s Fair Housing Law

 

Dear Friends,
In 2013, we at BNI continued our work for Justice in Housing by addressing dozens of fair housing inquiries from those concerned about discrimination, responding to thousands of calls from tenants and landlords around the State seeking to better understand their rights and responsibilities, distributing hundreds of state and local guides providing information on tenant-landlord law in Maryland and local municipalities, educating the public, housing providers, government officials and other stakeholders at over 100 events around the State so that Marylanders may avoid evictions and foreclosures, stay in their homes, or find a safe, habitable home of their choosing.

Our work is performed day-to-day by a dedicated knowledgeable and passionate staff who cannot be thanked enough for the work they do providing essential information to Maryland citizens and the honest housing providers and services whose commitment to providing shelter and homes builds communities and strengthens neighborhoods. 

2014 will be an exciting year for us as we celebrate BNI’s 55th anniversary and the 100th birthday anniversary of James Rouse, who along with Sydney Hollander, Jr. and Ellsworth Rosen pioneered BNI’s incorporation on March 20, 1959.

BNI is also grateful to our grantors, sponsors and contributors, without whose financial support we would not be able to exist as Maryland’s only statewide nonprofit organization focused on fair housing and tenant-landlord issues.

Our ability to continue this unique and essential work for housing justice in 2014, as well as in 2059 and beyond, ultimately depends on you! We know you have many options in giving to charity and we appreciate your considering BNI this year. While your tax deductible gifts in any amount are appreciated, perhaps you will consider a gift in recognition of our 2014 milestones in the amount of $55 or $100 or even $550.  To make your gift, visit our products/donations page.

I hope you appreciate the artwork that accompanies this message and will consider purchasing notecards and/or postcards displaying this beautiful work by Bernard Kleina. Please  view/download the linked order form for more information.

Best Wishes,

   

 

BNIUpcoming Events

Maryland Fair Housing and Tenant-Landlord Law Training Presented by Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.

 

KENT COUNTY:  On August 22, 2014 from 1 – 4 p.m., BNI will present a Fair Housing Matters Seminar at the Kent County Library, Chestertown Branch, 408 High Street (Yellow Building), Chestertown. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; pre-register by emailing Lisa at lkelly@bni-maryland.org. To view additional event details, click here to view or download the event flyer

 

BALTIMORE CITY: On August 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., BNI will present a Fair Housing Matters Seminar at the Hamilton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 5910 Harford Road, Baltimore.  This event is free and open to the public but space is limited; pre-register by emailing Emily at ebuetow@bni-maryland.org.  To view additional event details, click here to view or download the event flyer.

BALTIMORE CITY-ROLAND PARK: Excluded from Paradise (Free)
On September 11, 2014 from 7-9 p.m., BNI is pleased to sponsor the second installment of The Roland Park Conversation Series at which Ann G. Giroux will present “Excluded from Paradise: Discriminatory Housing Policies in The Roland Park Company’s Suburban Developments.”  This event is free and open to the public but space is limited and an advanced registration is required.  To learn additional event details, click here to view or download event flyer.  Please pre-register with Ann via email to ann@anngiroux.com.

 

COLUMBIA, MD: Maryland State Bar Association (For Attorneys)

Advanced Real Property Institute October 1, 2014
1:00 – 1:50 pm

Breakout Session #1: Fair Housing for Non-Experts: Compliance and Consequences
Grand Ballroom
Glendora Hughes, Esq. (General Counsel, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights)
Robert Strupp, Esq. (Executive Director, Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.)

Moderator: Daniel Pontious (Housing Policy Coordinator, Baltimore Metropolitan Council)

 

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