Bills would provide protection for renters

Lawmakers, advocates and everyday Marylanders rallied Wednesday in Annapolis for what they called critical housing protections for renters. Several lawmakers said they hope a series of bills will pass this legislative session, saying the governor's affordable housing package doesn't go far enough. Lawmakers explained a series of Senate and House bills aimed at creating "just cause" evictions, leveling the playing field for tenants and landlords in court and ensuring people have a safe and healthy place to live.