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

January 22, 2019 | WHYY (PA)
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.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction
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Philadelphia Could Be Next To Provide Lawyers For Low-Income Tenants

December 5, 2018 | CityLab
A new report shows that by investing in representation for low-income tenants facing eviction, the city could save more than $45 million.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction
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Hire More Lawyers. Save More Money

November 28, 2018 | Philadelphia Citizen
You wouldn’t expect that hiring a bunch more lawyers could actually help a city save money, but that’s exactly what a new report on Philadelphia’s intractable eviction crisis concluded.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction
News Story (Pennsylvania)

Can Paying for the Poor to Have Lawyers Actually Save a City Money?

November 19, 2018 | Governing
Lawyers in Philadelphia think so. They want the city, which is suffering from an eviction crisis, to spend more on helping people fight landlords in court.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction
News Story (Pennsylvania)

Philly Sees New Push To Provide Attys For Poor Tenants

November 18, 2018 | Law360
According to a report commissioned by the Philadelphia Bar Association and released last week, residents of the poorest major city in the country are evicted at a rate 150 percent higher than the national average.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction
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What Philadephia Could Gain from Expanding Legal Aid for Tenants

November 14, 2018 | NextCity.org
Since the beginning of 2018, the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project has assisted close to 800 tenants who were facing eviction in the city.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction