The obvious need to investigate what caused the Flower Branch fire and explosion in Silver Spring may risk overshadowing a broader and critical analysis of the disaster that killed seven residents, including two children, injured more than 30 others and displaced more than 100 people from their homes.
Tenants at Flower Branch Apartments and many complexes throughout Maryland live in fear of eviction and other retaliatory actions for pursuing their rights to quality homes, promised services and required maintenance as well as life-safety concerns.
The Montgomery County Renters Alliance is a new, independent, nonprofit organization advancing renters rights and security. It provides advocacy, education and support for renters on a range of issues, such as forming tenant associations, improving renter-landlord relations, and fair and predictable rent increases. It also addresses just-cause eviction and advocates for greater support from the county and state governments.
The Renters Alliance was founded in 2011 in response to the County’s Tenant Work Group Report, which called for the establishment of an organization dedicated to advancing renters right and advocating on behalf of renters. In the coming months we will be providing additional information valuable to renters and to all those who support renter security, housing affordability and a stronger community.
Join the alliance by adding your name and information to our growing list of supporters. Encourage your neighbors to join as well. The greater the alliance, the stronger the voice of the rental community!
The Montgomery County Renters Alliance, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization incorporated and registered in the State of Maryland.
Your donations go to supporting Renters Alliance services and programs while building a stronger voice for renters.