Columbus Tenant Advocacy Pilot Shows Strong Results

A new program assisting Columbus residents facing evictions has released a report on its first six months of work.

Audio, News Story (Ohio)

Nick Evans
WOSU (Columbus, OH)
November 26, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Columbus


It’s probably no surprise having a lawyer with you in a court room is better than going it alone. But Jyoshu Tsushima, who heads up Columbus Legal Aid’s Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP), says they’re trying to put a number on how their legal advice has improved outcomes for people in eviction court.

“In the cases where attorneys weren’t present, it was about a 50 percent chance that the tenants would end up being evicted from the property,” he said. “And then the cases where we were actually directly representing the tenants, only 1 percent of those tenants would actually got evicted.”