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Frosh Discusses Evictions Task Force

August 19th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh this week announced the membership of the Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force, which will take effect starting October 1st.   The task force, created by an act of the General Assembly, will be responsible for evaluating the provision of services under HB 18, studying potential funding sources, and making recommendations to improve the implementation of the access to counsel program, including necessary policy and statutory changes. Frosh told WBAL that that landlords have a tremendous advantage over tenants in most cases that end up in court- primarily because many of those people facing eviction can’t afford a lawyer..