ROCKVILLE, MD – Tenants organized by immigrant advocacy organization CASA will rally alongside Montgomery County Council Members outside the Rockville courthouse in support of the extension of the rent stabilization bill 30-21. As the pandemic continues to ravage communities of color, many are recovering from the loss of income during the pandemic. The advocates will share their personal stories illustrating how the failure to extend bill 30-21 would put many residents in tougher financial hardship, leading to eviction. CASA community members will share testimonies to highlight the need for the protection of bill 30-21.
Bill 30-21 is a bill limiting rent increases and prohibiting landlords from charging late rent payments fees accrued for one year after the expiration of the Maryland State of Emergency and is sponsored by Council Member Will Jawando.
WHAT: Rally and press conference for Montgomery County’s rent stabilization bill
WHEN: September 9, 2021 @ 11:15 AM
WHERE: In front of the Montgomery County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD
WHO: CASA Members affected by rent increases and Montgomery County Council Members including bill sponsor Council Member Will Jawando
RSVP: For more information on the actions, please contact Jossie Flor Sapunar at 240-706-2624.
MORE: This bill has provided much-needed relief to many county residents struggling to keep up with rent and necessities. Yet, despite a rent relief program, thousands of residents are still struggling to get back on their feet. Failure to extend bill 30-21 could result in hundreds of residents either losing their homes or leaving the county looking for more affordable housing elsewhere.