Renters facing eviction find help as Charleston’s housing court gets underway

Perhaps the greatest benefit of the attorneys' presence was the compensation they asked for: none. All attorneys who helped the tenants plead their cases before the judge were volunteers who asked for nothing in return, only the opportunity to help even the odds.

News Story (South Carolina)

Skyler Baldwin
Charleston City Paper
October 8, 2019

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: One80 Place


“The eviction problem is growing nationwide, no more so than in Charleston,” says Jeff Yungman, director of One80 Place Legal Services.

“In addition to displacing families, evictions affect their physical and mental health. Evictions are particularly difficult for children who often have their education interrupted as a result of a forced relocation. Individuals who are evicted face possible job loss, homelessness, having their supportive communities split apart, and less housing options in the future.

“It is in the best interest of the Charleston community at large to do whatever we can to provide legal representation for tenants in an effort to come up with solutions to ameliorate the eviction problem.”