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Legal Assistance of Olmsted County is seeing increased demand for its service. Applications for services rose from 572 applications received in 2018 to 708 last year.

News Story (Minnesota)

Randy Petersen
Post Bulletin
February 26, 2020
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Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services


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Among the growing need is legal help through the Eviction Prevention Project, which Legal Assistance organizes and operates with the help of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota.

Lawyers working with the clinic represented 227 tenants in its first year. Of those cases, approximately 80 percent were settled, with nearly a third finding a way for the tenants to stay in their homes.

Sixty-four percent of all the cases ended without an eviction landing on the tenant’s record.