The Legacy Program | Empowering Older Adults to Age in Their Homes
It is estimated that by 2030, over 22% of Maryland's population will be older adults. Studies have shown that the vast majority of older adults wish to age in place in their homes. With the transition to more and more older adults aging in their homes, the need has also grown for services to provide support and medical care in the home, as well as housing upgrades that make the house a safe, healthy place to live. What is often left out of this equation, is the need for legal services to ensure that older adults can securely age in place and pass their home to the next generation.
The My Home, My Deed, My Legacy Campaign, assists clients in determining if their name is on the deed to their home. If a home has not been legally transferred from one generation to the next, this puts the occupant at significantly higher risk of losing the house to foreclosure or tax sale and also disqualifies them for many City and State repair programs. Historically probate, property tax and housing laws have served to strip assets from Black communities and impede their ability to pass their homes from generation to generation.
Please join the Baltimore Seniors & Housing Collaborative housed at Maryland Philanthropy Network to hear from these distinguished experts:
- MD Volunteer Lawyers Services Team: Margaret Henn, Esq., Director of the Program Management; Timothy Chance, Esq., Tangled Title Attorney; John Kern, Advanced Planning Project Coordinator
- Nneka N’Namdi, Executive Director Fight Blight Bmore
- Francine Hyman, MD Consumer Rights Coalition Program Director for SOAR (Securing Older Adults Resources)
- Bree Jones, Executive Director Parity Homes
The presentations will provide a practical framework for combating blight through cultural practice, case management, and estate planning in order to provide future pathways to heal past trauma(s).
For Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.