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KNOW YOUR FAIR HOUSING RIGHTS:
To learn more about your rights against housing discrimination, take a look at our brochures:
Fair Housing & You" http://www.gbchrb.org/Fair%20Housing%20and%20You.pdf.
For People with Disabilities: http://www.gbchrb.org/Fair%20Housing%20and%20Disabilities.pdf.
State of Maryland (MCCR): http://www.gbchrb.org/MCHR%20English%20Fair%20Housing.pdf.
MCCR in Spanish / Español: http://www.gbchrb.org/MCHR%20Spanish%20Espanol%20Fair%20Housing.pdf.
AVAILABLE FAIR HOUSING & CIVIL RIGHTS TRAINING
Free training on the various city, county, state, and federal Fair Housing & Civil Rights laws and regulations are available. Read more.
DO YOU NEED A LAWYER?
Maryland Legal Aid: https://www.mdlab.org/.
Legal Help for Individuals & Neighborhood Associations: https://probonomd.org/for-legal-help/.
Lawyer Referral Service https://www.msba.org/for-the-public/lawyer-referral-information/.
What Renters Need to Know about Eviction https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/24/faq-federal-eviction-moratorium/.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HOUSING?
To search listings, go to the Maryland DHCD’s MD Housing Search: http://www.mdhousingsearch.org/
Read Our Self-Help Guide to Getting Housing (pdf): http://gbchrb%20self-help%20guide%20to%20getting%20housing.pdf/
DO YOU HAVE A TENANT OR LANDLORD PROBLEM?
To know your rights, see the Maryland Attorney General’s page: http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/CPD/landlords.aspx.
For free tenant-landlord counseling: MD District Court Self-Help Resource Center: https://www.courts.state.md.us/legalhelp/districtctselfhelpctr.
Hot Line – 410-260-1392.
Centers are located in: https://www.courts.state.md.us/legalhelp/districtctselfhelpctr.
Baltimore – Civil Division, 501 E. Fayette St., 3rd Floor.
Glen Burnie – District Court Building, 7500 Gov. Ritchie Highway, Room 205.
Frederick – County Courthouse, 100 W. Patrick Street, Lower Level.
Salisbury – District Court for Wicomico County, 201 Baptist Street, Room 2248A.
Upper Marlboro – District Court Bourne Wing, 14735 Main Street, Room 069B.
DO YOU HAVE A PREDATORY LOAN? GET HELP! http://gbchrb.org/Predatory%20Payday%20Loan.htm.
Paying too much on your loan? Get help! Examples of predatory loans: Balloon payments, Excessive points and fees, Packing (additional things without your knowledge), and Large mortgage broker payment.
Read the “Eight Signs of Predatory Lending” to see if you are a victim: https://www.responsiblelending.org/issues/8-signs-predatory-mortgage.
Read predatory lending tips of the Maryland Attorney General.
Click to Learn More & Get Help: http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/CPD/Tips-Publications/edge106.aspx...
Fair Housing Baltimore Metro updated their phone number.
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Baltimore Metropolitan Council – “Improving Transportation”
Maryland Office of People’s Counsel – “Utility Consumer Advocacy”
Maryland Office of People’s Counsel – Energy Tips & Cost Savings”
Franciscan Center of Baltimore – “Help for the Needy”
Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition – “Improving Public Transit”
Jewish Center of Greater Baltimore – “Community Services”
Maryland Insurance Administration – “Insurance Tips & Scams”
Women’s Law Center of Maryland – “Help for Women”
Women’s Law Center of Maryland – “Important Laws”
Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services – “Resources for the Homeless”
Caroline Center – “Job Help for Women”
Central Maryland Transportation Alliance – “Getting Better Transportation”
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service – “Legal Help for Low Income Marylanders“ http://gbchrb.org/LIB%20-%20MD%20Volunteer%20Lawyers%20Service%20-%20Margaret%20Henn%20-%20Legal%20Help%20for%20Low%20Income%20Marylanders%20(R%2012-6-2021).mp3
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“Input Needed for Access to State Health Insurance Study” (7 minutes)
Maryland Insurance Administration
“Crisis Intervention Help” (5 minutes)
MARYLAND CIVIL RIGHTS GALA ON AUGUST 20TH!
The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights' Biennial Civil Rights & Fair Housing Gala Celebration:
"Her Story: Celebrating 100 Years of the Women's Right to Vote
& Promoting Civil Rights 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act"
Saturday, August 20, 2022
6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
at the Maryland Live! Hotel Ballroom
7002 Arundel Mills Circle #7777
Hanover, Maryland 21076
Purchase your tickets HERE: https://lnks.gd/l/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJidWxsZXRpbl9saW5rX2lkIjoxMDgsInVyaSI6ImJwMjpjbGljayIsImJ1bGxldGluX2lkIjoiMjAyMjA2MTcuNTk1NDUwMzEiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy52ZWxvY2l0eXBheW1lbnQuY29tL2NsaWVudC9tYXJ5bGFuZC9tY2NyL2luZGV4Lmh0bWwifQ.lpcPkHzOmnR0QV8Vtzq9JtrS85_pFA_rN-UsyAy84ec/s/726839796/br/133243582193-l.
For more info, visit the Commission's website at http://mccr.maryland.gov/ or call 410-767-8576.
LEGAL RESOURCES FOR RENTERS IN BALTIMORE CITY
Are you facing eviction? Is the landlord threatening you with illegal fees or refusing to fix major problems with your home? Are you in subsidized housing and need your rent reduced because of a loss of income? Is your landlord unlicensed?
For Legal Resources, Click: https://dhcd.baltimorecity.gov/legal-resources-renters-baltimore-city.
What are Tenant’s Rights in Baltimore City during COVID? https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f2823f04941a22b9876e21d/t/60e7066846bb5a1ca72b37ee/1625753192951/Know+Your+Rights+-+Tenant+Rights+During+COVID19.pdf-
Limited Eviction Moratorium for Renters: Learn more: https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=00132CKVXNu5abaoVWX5rMzyATvjdouS0pMM8VqBbvRNckxCh6hMqseSDWTj5GI7LiQcH1mMG7PEXSksURJISrXBGgpzO-b5wsnU6hjCDqC31yHBr6jz3TJnDzpKaKR1RmKgZkM2vizW469Hc4hY6u7ok3ZDUllme1Y88hXzdR79-0yVCqlDke5nflSKa5ursVk4uNa19KmtcFMfIfXVn6ePVaWGW_78iwSVGyfaMe88cLdQWXL1JnN_xujfMPp6KvwE3hVazIQw9s=&c=QpqNBpE-.
These counties ARE covered: Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Wicomico, and Worcester.
Questions? Call 410-396-5555 or email the City's Eviction Prevention staff: [email protected].
List of Maryland Rent Relief Programs: https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=00132CKVXNu5abaoVWX5rMzyATvjdouS0pMM8VqBbvRNckxCh6hMqseSA-yHR4QxQbXqglSlbgQ9Mh7K5gI6JgKAvg-sarFaPEN6xLYOAkYI2tdpPoLq7HjEsdHHx4a61mkOGlyqGCs1BKH0AAQfzXGujvzVq-ipYLguqW5hY4xMyuOk98uVe2-LIwAO9qsXgXL6mTn9cQeyL0=&c=QpqNBpE-g3mI8KjXTCAxgpgVbMGOKfRUx7bvVrcZMqQRoNqqUhWakg==&ch=y6NQ0a_c581iMtW_rsH7xXLx5GfXvdQVbLieX6NGRNRB-AORxSij2A==
Maryland Courts info for renters and landlords: https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=00132CKVXNu5abaoVWX5rMzyATvjdouS0pMM8VqBbvRNckxCh6hMqseSDWTj5GI7LiQCOnGbbCbby_K6CY8bLEkRu_Q-aj_XplZe0SYCbmZJhBDx6CwCUMo9T5xxyIlL2sh2mDJjDBG9NcnYW6_aun2ec8y4u5zaLU18lVoOuVa8wA=&c=QpqNBpE-g3mI8KjXTCAxgpgVbMGOKfRUx7bvVrcZMqQRoNqqUhWakg==&ch=y6NQ0a_c581iMtW_rsH7xXLx5GfXvdQVbLieX6NGRNRB-AORxSij2A==
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau new tool: www.consumerfinance.gov/renthelp.
Federal rental assistance is being distributed in communities to help landlords and renters who are struggling to keep up with rent and other bills.
For FREE training in Fair Housing laws, civil rights, disability issues, sexual harassment, and other related areas, please contact the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights: https://mccr.maryland.gov/Pages/Education-Outreach.aspx.
Home Lending Data Reveals Discrepancies In Latino Mortgage Lending
A new report from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and UnidosUS.Latino found that borrowers paid substantially higher closing costs and interest rates for home purchase loans compared to non-Hispanic White borrowers. To read more, go to: https://ncrc.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=68d54cfe68afa161b63433ab4&id=2f0ab3615c&e=27528965c8.
FAIR HOUSING E-NEWS
Welcome to this edition of Fair Housing E-News! This newsletter is produced by the GBCHRB
as a public service. More info/resources: http://www.gbchrb.org. Just a few of the headlines are:
Baltimore Among 10 cities in Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Redfin.
Read the October 30, 2020 Baltimore Sun article.
Higher COVID-19 Risk Factors Found in Redlined Neighborhoods, Like Parts of Baltimore.
Read the NCRC study.
Black and Hispanic Landlords Face Great Financial Struggles because of COVID-19 But Support Their Tenants at Higher Rates.
Read the September 4, 2020 Urban Institute article.
Behavioral Science Study Discovers Why Pandemics and Epidemics – Such as COVID-19 – Can Exacerbate Racism and Xenophobia.
Read the September 16, 2020 SciTech Daily article.
Landlord Found in Contempt for Violating Circuit Court Order and Decision of the Maryland Comm. on Civil Rights’ Appeal Board.
Read the December 7, 2020 MCCR release.
Sillerman Center Publishes List of Efforts to Support Housing Integration.
Read the study: Inhabiting Change: Roles for Philanthropy in Reducing and Redressing Housing Segregation.
To read this issue of Fair Housing E-News: fhnews20novdec.pdf.
Contact the GBCHRB for free Fair Housing training.
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Scientists to Use Artificial Intelligence to Fight Online Anti-Semitism
By Kirsten Grieshaber | AP
September 21, 2020 at 1:45 p.m. EDT
BERLIN — An international team of scientists said Monday it had joined forces to combat the spread of anti-Semitism online with the help of artificial intelligence.
The project Decoding Anti-Semitism includes discourse analysts, computational linguists and historians who will develop a “highly complex, AI-driven approach to identifying online anti-Semitism,” the Alfred Landecker Foundation, which supports the project, said in a statement Monday.
“In order to prevent more and more users from becoming radicalized on the web, it is important to identify the real dimensions of anti-Semitism — also taking into account the implicit forms that might become more explicit over time,” said Matthias Becker, a linguist and project leader from the Technical University of Berlin. The team also includes researchers from King’s College in London and other scientific institutions in Europe and Israel.
Computers will help run through vast amounts of data and images that humans wouldn’t be able to assess because of their sheer quantity, the foundation said. “Studies have also shown that the majority of anti-Semitic defamation is expressed in implicit ways – for example through the use of codes (“juice” instead of “Jews”) and allusions to certain conspiracy narratives or the reproduction of stereotypes, especially through images,” the statement said. As implicit anti-Semitism is harder to detect, the combination of qualitative and AI-driven approaches will allow for a more comprehensive search, the scientists think.
The problem of anti-Semitism online has increased, as seen by the rise in conspiracy myths accusing Jews of creating and spreading COVID-19, groups tracking anti-Semitism on the internet have found. The focus of the current project is initially on Germany, France and the U.K., but will later be expanded to cover other countries and languages.
Source: Washington Post, September 21, 2020: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/scientists-combat-anti-semitism-with-artificial-intelligence/2020/09/21/333626e6-fc32-11ea-b0e4-350e4e60cc91_story.html.
Fed Will Overhaul Bank Law to Benefit Poorer Areas
Lael Brainard, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve, moderates a panel discussion titled “Perspectives on Maximum Employment and Price Stability” at the Federal Reserve in Washington in October 2019.
Lael Brainard, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve, moderates a panel discussion titled “Perspectives on Maximum Employment and Price Stability” at the Federal Reserve in Washington in October 2019. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg News)
By Rachel Siegel
September 21, 2020 at 2:12 p.m. EDT
The Federal Reserve on Monday took steps toward revamping a 40-year-old law intended to ensure low- and moderate-income Americans have access to credit and banking services.
The move comes as the Fed is under urgent pressure to craft policies that lift all Americans, and in particular, reduce the long-standing racial gaps that are only widening in the current recession. Apart from setting monetary policy, the Fed could go further in building a more fair economy through its supervision of banks, which includes the Community Reinvestment Act, economists and lawmakers say.
The Community Reinvestment Act, known as the CRA, was crafted to encourage banks to lend in low-income neighborhoods. Under the CRA, regulators routinely look at banks’ lending practices for low- and moderate-income borrowers, so that those with less money also have access to loans to buy houses, cars and make other purchases.
“The CRA is a seminal statute that remains as important as ever as the nation confronts challenges associated with racial equity and the covid-19 pandemic,” Fed Gov. Lael Brainard wrote in a statement. “We must ensure that CRA is a strong and effective tool to address ongoing systemic inequities in access to credit and financial services for low- and moderate-income and minority individuals and communities...... ”
Source: Washington Post, September 22, 2020, A20: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/09/21/community-reinvestment-act-fed/.
An international team of scientists have joined forces to combat the spread of anti-Semitism online with the help of artificial intelligence
LISTEN TO PROGRAMS OF OUR Heaven-600 (WCAO) RADIO SHOW “LIVING IN BALTIMORE”
MD Hunger Solutions – “Hunger Resources during COVID”
Baltimore Office of Equity & Civil Rights – “Fair Housing Film Festival”: http://gbchrb.org/LIB%20-%20MD%20Hunger%20Solutions%20-%20Michael%20Wilson%20-%20Hunger%20during%20COVID%20(R%208-27-20).mp3.
Community Law Center – “Legal Help for Organizations” - http://gbchrb.org/LIB%20-%20Community%20Law%20Center%20-%20Kristine%20Dunkerton%20-%20Legal%20Help%20for%20Organizations%20(R%208-18-20).mp3.
MD Commission on Civil Rights – “COVID and Discrimination” -
Governor’s Office on Service & Volunteerism – “Volunteering during COVID” - http://gbchrb.org/LIB%20-%20Governors%20Office%20on%20Service%20&%20Volunteerism%20-%20Nicki%20Fiocco%20-%20Volunteering%20during%20COVID%20(R%208-18-20).mp3.
and many more...
FAIR HOUSING E-NEWS
July-August, 2020 - Vol. 14, No.4
Welcome to this edition of Fair Housing E-News! This newsletter is produced by the GBCHRB as a public service. More info/resources: http://www.gbchrb.org. Just a few of the headlines are:
Black Families Pay 10% Higher Property Taxes than White Families, According to New Study. Read the July 2, 2020 Washington Post article. Read the June, 2020 study.
Surge in Anti-Asian Harassment and Bigotry Since COVID Emergency Began. Read the July 21, 2020 New York Times article.
Investigation Finds Some Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Mortgage Borrowers are Disproportionately Paying More for Loans. Read the August 6, 2020 NCRC report release.
ADL Study Discovers 28% of Americans Experience Severe Online Harassment and Members of Marginalized Groups Experience Even More Hate. Read the June 23, 2020 ADL release.
While Transit has Improved Since the 1990 ADA, Important Service Gaps Remain. Read the June 26, 2020 Washington Post article.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rescinds Plan To Limit Payday Lending Rates. Read the July 7, 2020 New York Times article.
Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma that could affect Housing Rights. Read the July 9, 2020 New York Times article.
To read this issue of Fair Housing E-News: fhnews20julaug.pdf.
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November is National American Indian Heritage Month!
Check out this radio show about the Month in Maryland: http://gbchrb.org/MD%20Commission%20on%20Indian%20Affairs%20-%20Keith%20Colston%20-%20Amer%20Indian%20Heritage%20Month.mp3.
Check out this radio show about housing & employment discrimination in Maryland - http://gbchrb.org/LIB%20-%20MD%20Comm%20on%20Civil%20Rights%20-%20Keith%20Merkey%202019%20may%20n1.mp3.
Bill Kladky interviews Keith Colston of the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs, Part 2.
Bill Kladky interviews Keith Colston of the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs, Part 1.
Bill Kladky interviews Louis Digges about African American history in Baltimore, Part 1.
The GBCHRB's Bill Kladky interviews Bryan Greene of HUD about Fair Housing. Broadcast on "Neighborhood Beat."
Part 1 of interview with the Community Assistance Network about services to those with low income.
Fair Housing Baltimore Metro updated their business hours.
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