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§ 8-901. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal PropertyEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Landlord and Tenant (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Access to Legal Representation in Eviction Cases (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-901
§ 8-901. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Community group
(b) “Community group” means a nonprofit entity with the capacity to conduct tenant outreach and provide engagement, education, and information.
Covered individual
(c) “Covered individual” means an individual who:
(1) Occupies a residential property under a claim of legal right other than owner, including a tenant in a building owned, operated, or managed by a public housing authority; and
(2) Is a member of a household with an income that is not greater than 50% of the median income, adjusted for household size, in the State as determined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services or its successor.
Designated organization
(d) “Designated organization” means a nonprofit entity designated by MLSC with the ability to provide legal representation to covered individuals.
(e) “Fund” means the Access to Counsel in Evictions Special Fund.
Legal representation
(f) “Legal representation” includes all representation by an attorney beyond brief legal advice and is not limited to the formal entry of appearance in court.
(g) “MLSC” means the Maryland Legal Services Corporation.
(h) “Program” means the Access to Counsel in Evictions Program.
Task Force
(i) “Task Force” means the Access to Counsel in Evictions Task Force.


Added by Acts 2021, c. 746, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
MD Code, Real Property, § 8-901, MD REAL PROP § 8-901
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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