Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership offers a number of helpful publications most of which may be viewed or downloaded from this site. Printed copies and packets of information may also be ordered using the Publication Order Form. If you need help finding the information you need, or have other questions, please call us at 301-797-0900 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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In an effort to help Marylanders easily find rental housing that meets their needs, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has launched an online listing of rental housing units available Statewide. The new web site, www.MDHousingSearch.org, allows property owners to advertise their available rental housing units, including market rate rentals and affordable units. Prospective renters can then use the web site to search the up-to-date listings based on criteria including cost, neighborhood, or personal needs.
The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 prohibits discrimination in housing based on:
Race or Color • Religion • Sex • Handicap • Familial Status • National Origin
WHAT HOUSING IS COVERED?
The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. Under some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members. Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland: www.fairhousingmd.org
WHAT IS PROHIBITED?
In the sale, rental or financing of housing, no one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin of the person seeking housing:
AGE OR FAMILIAL STATUS
Unless a building or community qualifies as housing for older persons, it may not discriminate against families in which one or more children under the age of 18 years of age live with:
PROTECTION FOR THE DISABLED
If tenant or member of their household:
A Landlord May Not…
FAIR HOUSING DO’S AND DON’TS
Do . . .
This quick reference includes subsidized housing, homeless shelters, and useful resources in the Hagerstown and
Washington County area.
You can download the Housing Reference Sheet below on any tablet, mobile phone, or desktop for print or as a saved file.
The laws about security deposits for residential rental housing (including mobile homes) are often misunderstood by both tenants and landlords. This covers the main points about security deposits and may help you avoid problems with your tenants or landlord. If you have other questions, please call or email us for more information.
Maximum Deposit Amount
The security deposit may not be more than two months rent. If a landlord overcharges, the tenant has up to two years after the lease ends to sue the landlord for up to three times the extra amount charged, plus attorney’s fees.
Separate Account and Interest on Deposits
Moving Notice and Inspection
Return of Deposits
Eviction or Abandonment
No Waiver of Rights No provisions of the security deposit laws can be waived, either orally or in writing.
Landlord Checklist: Information on Landlord Education Certificate @ https://www.landlordcert.org/
Please call if you have any questions
You may download the complete Security Deposit Brochure below.