NYC’s Legal Assistance Program For Tenants Is Saving Thousands From Eviction

News Story (New York)

NYC’s Legal Assistance Program For Tenants Is Saving Thousands From Eviction

November 15, 2018 | Jake Bittle | Gothamist (NYC)
Court-appointed lawyers have started to transform the predatory environment of housing court, resulting in fewer evictions, but some eligible tenants still slip through the cracks, and implementation has been more successful in some boroughs than others.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Housing: Eviction

Study: Philly tenants facing eviction too often lack legal representation

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Study: Philly tenants facing eviction too often lack legal representation

November 13, 2018 | Jake Blumgart | South Texas College of Law Houston Veterans Clinic , WHYY (PA)
The Philadelphia Bar Association released a study that shows the city could save more than $45 million dollars annually in costs if it invested $3.5 million a year to ensure all low-income tenants have legal assistance in eviction court.
Tags: Funding: State & Local | Housing: Eviction