New Denver pilot program to provide free legal services for people facing eviction


The pilot program comes on the heels of a study that showed that most tenants facing eviction can’t hire lawyers because they either choose not to or can’t afford one.
News Story (Colorado)

Blair Miller
KMGH (Denver, CO)
June 13, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Colorado Legal Services


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Denver tenants who have already been served with an eviction notice, have received court papers or have housing issues are asked to contact Colorado Legal Services to be screened for eligibility. CLS says it will “generally” be able to provide services to households earning up to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, as well as the elderly.

“I want to share my sincere thanks to the community voices who helped to elevate the importance of addressing evictions and paved the way for the collaboration that made this pilot possible,” said Councilwoman Robin Kniech, who chairs the council’s Housing and Homelessness Work Group.

“The City Council donations will help level the playing field for low-income renters,” said Jonathan Asher, executive director of Colorado Legal Services. “This project brings us closer to delivering on that foundational promise of justice for all.”