News Story (Pennsylvania)
J. Brian Charles
November 19, 2018
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Funding: State & Local, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Philadelphia Bar Association
In fact, the city could save $45.2 million each year with an annual investment of $3.5 million in services for low-income renters, according to a recent reportcommissioned by the Philadelphia Bar Association. Right now the city spends $800,000 to pay for legal services for people facing eviction as well as financial counseling for low-income tenants. That money also funds tenants’ rights education and outreach, plus a legal center that helps resolve landlord-tenant disputes.