Vulnerable get hurt when uprooted from public housing

Maryland Legal Aid housing expert Greg Countess was quoted in a Sept. 30 Baltimore Sun article about Madison Park North Apartments, “City plan to take down troubled housing complex a familiar tactic.”

Baltimore City plans to revoke the complex’s multifamily dwelling license because of rampant crime. Residents are afraid they’ll be uprooted during the middle of the school year and won’t be able to find new housing.

“It’s usually the most vulnerable who wind up getting hurt,” Countess said. “Those who are disabled, thost who are elderly, those with large families. Already some Madison Park residents have been calling around to landlords and have been told ‘We’re not taking anyone from Madison Park’ because of the complex’s reputation for violence.”

To read the article, click here.

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