When eviction looms, landlords have lawyers. Now more tenants do too.

News Story (North Carolina)

When eviction looms, landlords have lawyers. Now more tenants do too.

September 30, 2019 | Mary Newsom | Charlotte Observer
Thanks to Mecklenburg County funding, once or twice a week lawyers from Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Charlotte office wait outside eviction court to assist tenants. Today, half a dozen lawyers are available. The next two hours will probably determine whether Diaz and Pat lose their homes within a few days.
Tags: Housing: Eviction

A cancer survivor paid an old debt, but collectors garnished her wages anyway. It’s part of a disturbing trend that’s about to get worse.

Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

A cancer survivor paid an old debt, but collectors garnished her wages anyway. It’s part of a disturbing trend that’s about to get worse.

September 6, 2019 | Martha Bergmark , Lauren Saunders | Business Insider
A few large debt-buying corporations overload our civil courts against powerless defendants who can't afford the legal help to defend themselves.
Tags: Debt Collection

Attorneys Available By Phone, Day Of Court To Help Richmond Tenants Stop Evictions

Audio, News Story (Virginia)

Attorneys Available By Phone, Day Of Court To Help Richmond Tenants Stop Evictions

August 21, 2019 | Whittney Evans | Virginia Public Media (VPM)
When a tenant in Virginia is faced with an eviction, they almost always lose their case. But with an attorney on hand to offer legal advice or represent them, they’re more likely to successfully fight their eviction. Now there is a new program in Richmond to help tenants do just that.
Tags: Housing: Eviction