Photo of Wednesday's press conference announcing our new report and calling on Prince George's County to improve housing quality. 
Friend,
 
Yesterday, in partnership with the University of Maryland, we released “Housing Matters: Ensuring Quality, Safe, and Healthy Housing in Langley Park, MD.” The report documents seeks to unmask some of the subpar living conditions in Langley Park's 13 apartment complexes, and documents 4 years of code enforcement violations.

This report serves as a call-to-action for tenants, advocates, and policymakers, and underscores the need to pass the Fair Housing Act (CB-56-2019). Introduced in the Prince George’s County Council this year by Councilmember Tom Dernoga, the bill would improve housing quality by updating the multi-family housing code regulations, better protect tenant rights to organize, and improve data collection.
Read the "Housing Matters" report
This report is also a great example of the community, stakeholders, and elected officials coming together to address an important issue. Immigrant and working class communities across our region suffer from housing issues like those outlined in our report.

The Fair Housing Act bill presents a great opportunity for Prince George’s County to live in quality housing and for the county to be an example for other jurisdictions. We look forward to working with our partners in Prince George's and across the region to address housing issues faced by immigrant and working class communties.

In solidarity,

Gustavo Torres
Executive Director, CASA

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