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A bill passed by the state legislature, but yet to be enacted, would offer access to counsel for low-income renters.
Ensuring renters have representation in housing court would help close a “justice gap” and be a life-saving intervention for those at risk of losing their homes.
Numerous city councils and state legislatures are debating giving renters a right to counsel, which can make the difference between stability and catastrophe.
District Attorney Michael O’Malley’s 2016 election was viewed by some as a win for Black Lives Matter, but the number of children transferred to adult court in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has increased more than 100 percent.
A newly amended class-action lawsuit accuses the Cuyahoga County jail of neglect and mistreatment.