Audio, News Story (Missouri)
KCUR (Kansas City)
April 19, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Heartland Center for Jobs & Freedom (Kansas City)
Gina Chiala, executive director of the Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom, is a regular presence in the Jackson County Courthouse, especially on Thursdays, when five judges there and one in Independence handle the landlord-tenant docket – better known as eviction court.
Very few tenants hire counsel before coming to court, she says. But Chiala, a lawyer, says some evictions could be prevented if tenants had legal representation or even an understanding of the process.