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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