Maryland Legal Aid scored a win for low-income Marylanders at the Court of Appeals on the eve of its 100th birthday (celebrated at a gala in Baltimore Saturday night).
The top court held that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development must give state residents a full contested case hearing before revoking their federal low-income housing vouchers, the Daily Record reported.
“We’re real happy about the decision,” said Maryland Legal Aid lawyer Robert McCaig, the chief attorney of the Lower Shore office in Salisbury. “Hopefully this is going to help a lot of low-income people who really need to have a disciplined and fair hearing.”
Friday’s decision arose from the case of Tonya Walker v. Department of Housing and Community Development in the Wicomico County Circuit Court. McCaig represented Walker in her fight against the revocation of her housing voucher.
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