CityLab


The latest expansion of The Atlantic's digital properties, launched in September 2011. Covering the most innovative ideas and pressing issues facing today's global cities and neighborhoods.
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Philadelphia Could Be Next To Provide Lawyers For Low-Income Tenants

Karim Doumar
CityLab
December 5, 2018
A new report shows that by investing in representation for low-income tenants facing eviction, the city could save more than $45 million.

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Hurricane Florence Threatens Property Ties in Carolina’s Lowcountry

Laura Bliss
CityLab
September 15, 2018
Thousands of acres throughout the flooded Carolinas are heir’s property, a form of land ownership that leaves residents vulnerable to speculators.

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Is There a Better Way to Battle Evictions?

Kriston Capps
CityLab
August 17, 2018
Students at BYU’s LawX Lab are building software that can help imperiled tenants get automated legal assistance, fast.

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Another Desperate Need for Puerto Rico: Lawyers

Kriston Capps
CityLab
October 4, 2017
The Louisiana Civil Justice Center, a legal hotline set up after Katrina, will coordinate the pro bono effort to get legal advice to hurricane victims in U.S. territories.

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New York City Guarantees a Lawyer to Every Resident Facing Eviction

Kriston Capps
CityLab
August 14, 2017
The new law protecting low-income tenants is the first in the nation.

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In California, Landlords Threaten Immigrant Tenants with Deportations

Kriston Capps
CityLab
April 5, 2017
Housing lawyers are reporting a troubling trend: Landlords exploiting the growing fear of immigration authorities to evict tenants, raise rents, and clear residents from gentrifying neighborhoods.

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Mapping California’s Racial Bias in Sentencing Traffic Violations

Tanvi Misra
CityLab
April 13, 2016
A new report and interactive map show that poor and minority offenders bear the brunt of fines and sentences for minor offenses in the state.



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