BNI Maryland

Whether you are a renter
or a home owner,
BNI is here to help any Marylander
achieve justice in housing.
Welcome To The BNI Website
Since 1979, BNI has counseled tenants and landlords
Fair Housing means that you have the right to live where you choose
BNI's Tenant-Landlord Hotline serves residential landlords and tenants
Working to obtain justice in housing for all MD residents
We offer memberships for Individuals and Families
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BNI 53rd Annual Meeting
Annual Power Breakfast

Welcome To BNI Maryland

Dear Friends, In 2013, we at BNI continued our work for Justice in Housing by addressing dozens of fair housing inquiries from those concerned about discrimination, responding to thousands of calls from tenants and landlords around the State seeking to better understand their rights and responsibilities, distributing hundreds of state and local guides providing information on tenant-landlord law in Maryland and local municipalities, educating the public, housing providers, government officials and other stakeholders at over 100 events around the State so that Marylanders may avoid evictions and foreclosures, stay in their homes, or find a safe, habitable home of their choosing.

Our work is performed day-to-day by a dedicated knowledgeable and passionate staff who cannot be thanked enough for the work they do providing essential information to Maryland citizens and the honest housing providers and services whose commitment to providing shelter and homes builds communities and strengthens neighborhoods. 2014 will be an exciting year for us as we celebrate BNI’s 55th anniversary and the 100th birthday anniversary of James Rouse, who along with Sydney Hollander, Jr. and Ellsworth Rosen pioneered BNI’s incorporation on March 20, 1959.

BNI is also grateful to our grantors, sponsors and contributors, without whose financial support we would not be able to exist as Maryland’s only statewide nonprofit organization focused on fair housing and tenant-landlord issues. Our ability to continue this unique and essential work for housing justice in 2014, as well as in 2059 and beyond, ultimately depends on you! We know you have many options in giving to charity and we appreciate your considering BNI this year.

While your tax deductible gifts in any amount are appreciated, perhaps you will consider a gift in recognition of our 2014 milestones in the amount of $55 or $100 or even $550. To make your gift, visit our products/donations page. I hope you appreciate the artwork that accompanies this message and will consider purchasing notecards and/or postcards displaying this beautiful work by Bernard Kleina. Please view/download the linked order form for more information.

Upcoming Events


Please join BNI’s Board of Directors, staff and members on May 28, 2015, for BNI's 56th Annual Meeting and Reception taking place at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208. We are honored to have as our Keynote Speaker the Honorable Brian Frosh, Attorney General of Maryland.

The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 6:00 p.m., followed by the annual meeting and the Attorney General's remarks at 7:00; the evening concludes with dessert from 8:00-9:00 p.m.

Individual tickets for the event are $45.00. To pay electronically, click on one of the following icons:

For more then one ticket:


For additional payment options or other information, please call Robert Strupp or Barbara Wilson at 410-243-4468
or reach us by email at either or

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  • Grand Ballroom
  • Glendora Hughes, Esq. (General Counsel, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights)
  • Robert Strupp, Esq. (Executive Director, Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.)
  • Moderator: Daniel Pontious (Housing Policy Coordinator, Baltimore Metropolitan Council)

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