News Story (South Carolina)
Charleston City Paper
October 8, 2019
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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.”