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Rental Rights | New Law Aims to Give Baltimore Renters More Rights

Fox45 News

There’s a new law that intends to give renters in Baltimore City more rights. The new rules are in place to improve living conditions.
The new rules are for small rental properties and landlords who rent to people like Patrice Marshall.
“I’m dealing with mold, water, bugs, the rats,“ said Marshall.

Data Shows No Signs of Longstanding Lead Issues in Bordentown

The Times

Drinking water and blood data reviewed by this news organization show no signs of a longstanding lead issue in the Bordentown area, after the local water system exceeded the EPA’s limits for the toxic metal last year. However, a lack of state blood testing data for Bordentown City makes it difficult to gauge the level of recent exposure in children.

South Bend to Join National Initiative to Target Childhood Lead Poisoning

South Bend Tribune

Suzanna Fritzberg, deputy chief of staff for Mayor Pete Buttigieg, announced that South Bend secured a $50,000 state grant to join a program led by the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that helps communities across the country break the link between housing...

Detroit to Halt Some Demolitions Over Lead Concerns

The Detroit News

Demolition crews normally are busy May through September, but in these five ZIP codes, they will hold off razing homes until Oct 1 because of the potential effect the release of lead-containing dust could have on young children living nearby, city officials said The ZIP codes are 48206, 48214,...
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