“Eviction in Baltimore” with WYPR’s Sheilah Kast features HPRP’s Karen Wabeke

Senior Staff Attorney Karen Wabeke

Senior Staff Attorney Karen Wabeke

Baltimore ranks second in the country – behind Detroit – in the number of tenants threatened with eviction. In any given year, about 6 percent of Baltimore’s renters are evicted; most likely of all to face eviction are black women with children.

We’ll talk to Zafar Shah, staff lawyer with the Public Justice Center, and Karen Wabeke, senior staff attorney with Homeless Persons Representation Project, about how public policies work against tenants in rent court, what’s changed recently and what changes they’d like to see.

To listen, click here.

Information about the 2016 Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing is available here.

 

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