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There has been a ‘parabolic increase’ in cities and states giving tenants a right to counsel to help fight evictions.
Jun 01, 2021
The candidates—who didn’t support an affordable housing investment that was rejected by voters today—now advance to the November ballot.
May 04, 2021
Only 7 percent of tenants in the state have legal representation in eviction proceedings. A bill in the Connecticut house is trying to change that.
May 03, 2021
A bill passed by the state legislature, but yet to be enacted, would offer access to counsel for low-income renters.
Apr 16, 2021
A new proposal would make Denver the latest major city to provide legal defense for residents facing evictions.
Apr 15, 2021
The city joins the national trend of guaranteeing counsel in eviction court, which data shows can save people’s homes.
Mar 29, 2021
To all of the state lawmakers wondering how to fund legal representation for tenants facing evictions: follow the federal COVID-19 relief packages.
Mar 26, 2021
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.
Mar 10, 2021
The mayoral candidate’s plans would reimagine life for Boston's working-class residents—and has earned an endorsement from Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Mar 03, 2021
Numerous city councils and state legislatures are debating giving renters a right to counsel, which can make the difference between stability and catastrophe.
Feb 18, 2021
COVID-19 is disproportionately putting Black and Latinx people at higher risk of eviction, fueling a housing crisis that is already in progress.
Jul 14, 2020
For decades, the Court has been carving out generous exceptions and crafting new rules that limit the Miranda warning’s real-world impact.
Jun 23, 2020
Nov 07, 2019
Many jurisdictions across the country use video instead of holding bail hearings in person, a practice that often leads to dire consequences.
Jun 05, 2019
Federal defenders say the shutdown is hurting poor people stuck in jail.
Jan 24, 2019
“The district court found this constitutionally permissible. It is not.”
Nov 02, 2017
A Louisiana man’s request for a “lawyer dog” was deemed unclear by the state’s Supreme Court.
Oct 31, 2017