N.J. city is fighting a ‘wave of gentrification’ with these free lawyers

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N.J. city is fighting a ‘wave of gentrification’ with these free lawyers

January 3, 2019 | Karen Yi | NJ.com
Newark has laid the groundwork to ensure low-income tenants facing evictions have free legal representation in court as of the summer -- an ambitious move by the city as long-term residents worry they’ll be displaced by new development.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction

Hire More Lawyers. Save More Money

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Hire More Lawyers. Save More Money

November 28, 2018 | Alex Braden | Philadelphia Citizen
You wouldn’t expect that hiring a bunch more lawyers could actually help a city save money, but that’s exactly what a new report on Philadelphia’s intractable eviction crisis concluded.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction