City gets behind ‘good cause’ eviction law, but with some reservations about next steps

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City gets behind ‘good cause’ eviction law, but with some reservations about next steps

January 22, 2019 | Jake Blumgart | WHYY (PA)
The group’s next legislative goal is to win funding for a “right to counsel,” which would guarantee that every low-income renter who ends up in eviction court can receive legal representation.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction

Vermont Legal Aid pushes program to address homelessness by reducing evictions

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Vermont Legal Aid pushes program to address homelessness by reducing evictions

January 16, 2019 | Kit Norton | VTDigger.org (Vermont)
The report, announced to the public on Homelessness Awareness Day, says that with $800,000 a year in state funding, Vermont could cut its roughly 1,700 evictions a year in half — leading to less homelessness throughout the state.
Tags: Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction

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