Jake Blumgart

Journalist (Pennsylvania)
A journalist and editor based in Philadelphia. He is a contributing writer with PhillyVoice.

Links: @jblumgart | Link to bio | (Current as of: June 4, 2015)


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Philly renters guaranteed lawyers in eviction court under new City Council bill

Jake Blumgart
WHYY (PA)
May 9, 2019
If Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym has her way, many more renters facing eviction will be represented by a lawyer when they have their day in court.

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City gets behind ‘good cause’ eviction law, but with some reservations about next steps

Jake Blumgart
WHYY (PA)
January 22, 2019
The group’s next legislative goal is to win funding for a “right to counsel,” which would guarantee that every low-income renter who ends up in eviction court can receive legal representation.

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Study: Philly tenants facing eviction too often lack legal representation

Jake Blumgart
South Texas College of Law Houston Veterans Clinic, WHYY (PA)
November 13, 2018
The Philadelphia Bar Association released a study that shows the city could save more than $45 million dollars annually in costs if it invested $3.5 million a year to ensure all low-income tenants have legal assistance in eviction court.

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To reduce unfair evictions tenants need lawyers

Jake Blumgart
WHYY (PA)
March 16, 2017
In a city with a staggeringly high eviction rate, landlord-tenant court is one of the busiest corners of Philadelphia's municipal judiciary.

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Landlords Have an Edge in Eviction Cases. They Can Afford Lawyers, and Low-Income Renters Can’t.

Jake Blumgart
Slate
December 8, 2015
A study released Monday by the Public Justice Center, a civil legal-aid organization, reveals that the outcomes in Baltimore’s “Rent Court” are predictably one-sided.

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The Obama Administration Is Expanding a Program to Fix Up Public Housing—Too Bad the Program Might Also Privatize It

Jake Blumgart
Nation
June 9, 2015
Article diving into the politics of the so-called RAD program that seeks to address the lack of repairs in public housing.

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Wage theft hits those who can least afford it

Jake Blumgart
Philly Voice
June 4, 2015
Story about the work Community Legal Services does to protect Philadelphia workers from wage theft.



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