In a city where two-thirds of adults are renters, more than 1,600 tenants have received eviction notices over the past year. On June 5, voters could make history by guaranteeing legal help to anyone facing eviction, regardless of income.
News Story (California)
San Francisco Public Press
May 1, 2018
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) (San Francisco), National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC)
San Francisco is among a number of cities across the country reframing discussions about when Americans should be given legal representation in non-criminal cases.
“There is a movement afoot,” said Gloria Chun, an attorney at the Justice & Diversity Center. “Everyone is keeping a close eye on San Francisco.”