Now you can do more than just seethe on Facebook—speak up about the rent at Montgomery County Renters Alliance's first state candidates forum in Silver Spring on Monday, Oct. 21.
The forum will allow candidates running for legislative offices representing Montgomery County and the state-wide offices of attorney general and governor an opportunity address renters' concerns. So far, more than 16 candidates have confirmed that they will participate in the forum, according to a news release from the alliance.
"Landlords have long had a substantial influence over choosing candidates sympathetic to their business interests," Matt Losak, Renters Alliance executive director, said.
"With more than 30 percent of the county now living in rental housing, our aim is to provide an opportunity for renters to understand the positions of their elected policy makers in order for renters to make informed decisions about who will serve renter interests best."
The forum will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, on Monday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 9 p.m.
WTOP reporter Kate Ryan will moderate the forum.
Are you a renter, and if so, what are your concerns about renting? Is your rent spiraling upward faster than your income? Tell us in the comments.