Council offices and members contributed $131,500 for program that’s expected to last 6-9 months.
News Story (Colorado)
June 13, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Colorado Legal Services, Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Colorado Legal Services, which long has aided tenants in public and subsidized housing, joined as a partner to run the program. During the pilot, a staff attorney and paralegal, along with pro bono help from other lawyers, are projected to help 200 people with services ranging from quick legal advice to full representation in eviction cases.
Organizers looked to New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and other cities for guidance in forming the program.