Battling bad landlords just got tougher

For 40 years, the Cleveland Tenants Organization was one of their few allies, guiding them on how to legally withhold rent from bad landlords and advising them of their rights during the eviction process.

Feature (Ohio)

Mark Naymik
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
February 9, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction, Housing: Landlord-Tenant

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland


For’s A Greater Cleveland series on poverty, my colleagues and I have been following several families who are struggling to find decent and stable housing. If their stories have taught me one thing, it’s this: Stable housing is among the most significant barriers to climbing out of poverty.

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland – a nonprofit law firm for the poor –understands this. That’s why it quickly decided to take over the CTO’s hotline to provide education and guidance about tenant rights.