To the Editor: Re “Eviction Crises That a Few Hundred Dollars Could Solve”

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL, Pennsylvania)

To the Editor: Re “Eviction Crises That a Few Hundred Dollars Could Solve”

January 7, 2020 | Rachel Garland , Barrett Marshall | New York Times (NYT)
While the holiday season brought tidings of joy for some, many people go through the cold winter months facing eviction and homelessness. Many are renters who are shut out of their homes over only a few hundred dollars, often less than one month’s rent.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Housing: Right to Counsel

Staying home: NYC evictions down nearly 20% after pro-tenant laws enacted

News Story (New York)

Staying home: NYC evictions down nearly 20% after pro-tenant laws enacted

January 6, 2020 | Gabe Herman | amNewYork
Evictions are down nearly 20 percent in New York City since rent laws were enacted last June, city data shows — and the nonprofit Legal Aid Society credited the new laws with contributing to the decline.
Tags: Housing | Housing: Eviction | Housing: Landlord-Tenant | Housing: Right to Counsel

Study: Major Benefits Seen in Investing in Counsel for Low-Income Tenants Facing Eviction

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Study: Major Benefits Seen in Investing in Counsel for Low-Income Tenants Facing Eviction

January 11, 2019 | Joseph Sullivan | Law.com
On Nov. 13, 2018, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Civil Gideon and Access to Justice Task Force released a landmark cost-benefit study that addressed in detail the benefits to low-income tenants—and to the city of Philadelphia—of providing legal representation to tenants facing eviction in court proceedings.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Housing: Right to Counsel