Eviction Representation: A Critical Component of Housing Justice


The costs and benefits of eviction representation are the focus of a new study of universal representation in Philadelphia.
Column (NATIONAL)

Spencer Wells
Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)
November 26, 2018
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Funding: State & Local, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Philadelphia Bar Association


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This report proclaims, “With an annual investment of approximately $3.5 million, the City of Philadelphia (the “City”) could provide legal assistance to all tenants unable to afford representation, avoiding $45.2 million in costs to the City annually.”