News Story (NATIONAL, Wisconsin)
James E. Causey
October 16, 2020
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Tags: COVID-19, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Right to Counsel
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Action of Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, access to adequate legal representation to match that of the landlords is unaffordable for families facing eviction, said Raphael Ramos, director of Legal Action for Wisconsin’s Eviction Defense Project.
“Right to Counsel would help tenants by guaranteeing a lawyer for them in eviction court and giving them access to information about their rights, practical advice and in- and out-of-court advocacy,” he said.
Representation helps renters avoid eviction and puts many on a path toward lifelong housing stability, which benefits everyone in the long run, including the landlords, he said.