Cincinnati report flags troubling eviction stats, calls for right to counsel

06/25/2018, Report, Housing - Evictions

A new eviction study commissioned by Housing Opportunities Made Equal Cincinanati and the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio notes that fewer than 3 percent of tenants have counsel, and that tenants lose their cases 99 percent of the time.  It also determined that race is a stronger predictor of eviction rates than poverty.  Towards the end, it includes a right to counsel as one of its proposed recommendations.