Renters facing eviction find help as Charleston’s housing court gets underway

News Story (South Carolina)

Renters facing eviction find help as Charleston’s housing court gets underway

October 8, 2019 | Skyler Baldwin | Charleston City Paper
Perhaps the greatest benefit of the attorneys' presence was the compensation they asked for: none. All attorneys who helped the tenants plead their cases before the judge were volunteers who asked for nothing in return, only the opportunity to help even the odds.
Tags: Housing: Eviction

Philly has eviction problem. Right to counsel legislation could help solve it.

Op-Ed (Pennsylvania)

Philly has eviction problem. Right to counsel legislation could help solve it.

October 17, 2019 | Rochelle M. Fedullo , Catherine Carr , Joseph Sullivan | Philadelphia Inquirer
Those most affected by evictions in Philadelphia are most likely to be our city’s most vulnerable populations: black women with children, older people and those raising grandchildren, veterans, people with disabilities, and low-income households.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Right to Counsel

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