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Tenants Work Group

Challenges Facing Renters Today:

There is a growing sense of housing insecurity among many Montgomery County renters. Some believe that there is a lack of effective and fair relationships with their landlords and that rental units and properties do not sufficiently maintain quality rental community standards or meet applicable codes. The cost of renting in the County is rising and many renters cannot rely on secure affordable long term rental costs beyond the term of a lease forcing many to move. Some renters are concerned that existing government remedies are not sufficient.

The Tenants Work Group will address several of County Executive Isiah Leggett’s broad policy objectives: (11-12-2008 Press Release)

Mission of the Tenants Work Group:

Composition of the Work Group:

11-15 members, representing the geographic and human diversity of the County including one representative from the County Council, one from the County Executive, the Director of Housing and Community Affairs, one from State Senator Jamie Raskin’s office, one representative from AOBA, and an active property manager and the rest comprised of renters or organizations which represent renters.

Duration of the work group:

Six to nine months.


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