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Baltimore eviction rate among highest in country, study says

Baltimore eviction rate among highest in country, study says

Every year in Baltimore, more than 6,000 renters and their families are evicted from their homes — forced into court proceedings at a higher rate than any other major American city except Detroit, according to a new study from the Public Justice Center.

The evictions are ordered in Baltimore District Court from a docket known as "Rent Court" that largely favors landlords, the study concluded. The system often ignores poor conditions that would justify a tenant's decision to withhold payments, authors, including Dan Pascuiti of the Johns Hopkins University and Michele Cotton of the University of Baltimore, wrote.

"Baltimore needs to answer its rent eviction...

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