One idea to reduce Bangor evictions, at $132K


Bangor has not formally discussed the idea, though it has started to grapple with housing issues through a new committee tasked with drafting potential solutions by the end of the year.
News Story (Maine)

Alex Acquisto, Erin Rhoda
Bangor Daily News
September 24, 2018
READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Tags: Funding: State & Local, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) (Maine)


DETAILS

People are better served in court when they have an attorney, but the court benefits, too, said Joe Baldacci, a Bangor attorney who has represented both tenants and landlords, and is himself a landlord. That’s because the unrepresented party often doesn’t understand the procedure and slows down the judge.

“Obviously I think representation would be beneficial not only to the party but the overall system,” he said.