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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To reduce unfair evictions tenants need lawyers

Jake Blumgart
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
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
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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