No One Is Speaking Up For Hawaii’s Renters

There is no organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of tenants, and a new study finds they lose nearly every eviction case.

News Story (Hawaii)

Anita Hofschneider
Honolulu Civil Beat
December 11, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i (LASH)


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Tenants are only represented 5 percent of the time in eviction cases compared to 70 percent for landlords, according to a recent study by the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, a nonprofit that advocates for low-income people.

Ninety-five percent of cases end in eviction, and half end in a default judgment for the landlord.