Legal Resources for Renters in Baltimore City

  • Are you facing an eviction action?
  • Is your landlord unlicensed?
  • Is the landlord threatening you with illegal fees or refusing to fix major problems with the home?
  • Are you in subsidized housing and need a rent reduction due to loss of income?
  • Is your landlord discriminating against you because of your disability?

The following organizations provide free legal advice, and, in some cases, representation to renters facing eviction and other landlord-tenant issues.  These organizations take different types of cases and all have capacity limitations.  Please review the types of services that these organizations provide in the parenthesis below before calling.  Note that “subsidized” housing refers to any form of housing choice voucher, public housing, or other government-subsidized housing:

  • Maryland Legal Aid (advice and representation – focused on subsidized housing cases; same day representation for failure to pay rent eviction cases possible) 410-951-7777,
  • Public Justice Center (advice and representation – focused on non-subsidized housing cases) 410-625-9409
  • Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland /Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day Program (advice and same-day representation in rent court – will meet tenant at court) 443-703-3053,
  • Maryland Courts Self-Help Center (advice and referrals on housing and other civil cases), 410-260-1392,