Legal groups propose help for Detroit tenants facing eviction

Poor renters in Detroit would be guaranteed legal help to fight evictions under a proposal being pitched by an influential group of lawyers and business leaders next month.

News Story (Michigan)

Christine MacDonald
Detroit News
February 21, 2019

Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Lakeshore Legal Aid (MI)


The “Detroit Eviction Right To Counsel Summit” will be held March 12 and include local and national experts along with tenants facing evictions. They are expected to lay out the costs and benefits of adopting a program similar to one established two years ago in New York City.

The summit’s sponsors are a collection of more than 20 organizations, including the State Bar of Michigan, the ACLU of Michigan, several Michigan laws schools and Ford Motor Co., organizers said.