November 4, 2019
The HOME ACT PASSES!
With the full support and advocacy of League of Women Voters of Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Voters for Fair Housing, the Home Act was finally passed! The HOME Act (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) addresses a difficulty that some county residents face – being turned away from rental housing solely because of the source of their income. This legislation will open housing opportunities throughout the county by giving all residents – including those with Housing Choice Vouchers – a fair chance to have their rental applications considered. It does not prevent landlords from verifying applicants’ incomes or checking their rental histories. For working families, it reduces the time it now takes to find housing and make it easier to move closer to work.