Some cities see eviction prevention as a way to reduce homelessness


In many cities, like Los Angeles, only a fraction of residents facing eviction can avail themselves of free legal help.
Audio, News Story (California)

David Gorn
Marketplace
September 26, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Inner City Law Center (ICLC) (Los Angeles)


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Voters in San Francisco recently approved a ballot measure to set aside $5.6 million a year to offer legal counsel to anybody facing eviction. New York has a similar program. A group that represents landlords in San Francisco says the city shouldn’t be in the business of footing the legal bills for every eviction. But proponents say it is a relatively small cost for a potentially big social payoff.