BNI Maryland

BNI Information

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Working to obtain justice in housing for all MD residents, BNI serves 18,000 to 20,000 people each year as they seek to resolve the most basic of issues – ensuring that all have access to housing. 

Our publications provide the information you need to know your rights and responsibilities, whether you are a tenant or a landlord. Join BNI in promoting justice in housing for all.

Fair housing

The BNI Fair Housing Program works to ensure that all people in Maryland may freely choose where to live without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender, familial status, marital status, or sexual orientation. BNI fights housing discrimination by monitoring federal, state, and local enforcement of anti-discrimination laws pertaining to the sale or rental of housing. BNI detects and challenges discriminatory housing practices and assists in obtaining appropriate corrective action. BNI also encourages fair marketing and sale of housing. 

Fair Housing means that you have the right to live where you choose without discrimination based on your personal characteristics. Fair Housing laws protect your rights; they also enable government agencies and fair housing organizations, like BNI, to help you enforce your rights.Under Federal Law, it is illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, financing, insuring or advertising of real estate.

Our Vision

The Fair Housing Program staff is available to answer questions at no charge

Housing providers are required to make reasonable policies and procedures to assure a disabled tenant’s right to equal enjoyment of their dwelling.

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