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There has been a ‘parabolic increase’ in cities and states giving tenants a right to counsel to help fight evictions.
True public safety, advocates say, is one of the most urgent issues facing Cincinnati voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.
A new proposal would make Denver the latest major city to provide legal defense for residents facing evictions.
The governor has rolled back eviction protections for those struggling most to pay rent.
The city joins the national trend of guaranteeing counsel in eviction court, which data shows can save people’s homes.
To all of the state lawmakers wondering how to fund legal representation for tenants facing evictions: follow the federal COVID-19 relief packages.
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.
KC Tenants has secured passage of a tenant "bill of rights" and successfully blocked hundreds of evictions through civil action in the Kansas City, Missouri area.
Whether the city will do more to keep people in their homes or simply do more of the same depends on who voters elect as the next mayor.
Numerous city councils and state legislatures are debating giving renters a right to counsel, which can make the difference between stability and catastrophe.
The CDC must immediately extend its emergency eviction moratorium to give the Biden administration and Congress time to provide additional emergency rental assistance.
Minnesotans, Fateh said, “should be able to access the folks that are representing us and make sure that they’re partnering with the community.”
Dawn R. Wolfe
Tenants rights groups in Brooklyn, Kansas City, New Orleans, and elsewhere are using physical blockades and direct action to keep people in their homes.
Housing rights activists in California are pushing for taxation of rich residents to help the hundreds of thousands of people who may be at risk of losing housing after COVID-19 eviction restrictions end.
Some are striking because they can’t afford to pay the rent. Others are striking in protest against what they say is inhumane treatment.
Residents have been told to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus—but little has been done to ensure they can afford to stay there, activists say.