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

Columbus pushes back on retaliatory evictions with stronger protections for tenants

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Columbus pushes back on retaliatory evictions with stronger protections for tenants

December 12, 2018 | Tristan Navera | Columbus Business First
City Council voted Monday night to amend city codes to better address so-called "retaliatory" evictions – when a landlord files an eviction notice against a tenant as retribution for complaints about the condition of their housing.
Tags: Housing: Eviction