News Story (Ohio)
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
September 30, 2019
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Tags: Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Roughly 10,000 eviction cases are filed each a year in Cleveland, according to the Legal Aid Society, which provides lawyers for some clients with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty rate.
Landlords have a tremendous advantage when the cases come to Cleveland Housing Court because only 1% to 2% of tenants have legal representation, Legal Aid’s research shows.
About 75% of landlords appear with lawyers for eviction proceedings.