Report: Philly would save millions by providing counsel for all tenants
11/14/2018, Report, Housing - Evictions
A new report by financial analysis company Stout concludes that if the City were to invest just $3.5 million annually to provide counsel for all low-income tenants facing eviction, it would receive a return of $45.2 million annually. The report also found that only 7 percent of Philadelphia tenants are represented, compared to 80 percent of landlords, and that represented tenants are only displaced 5 percent of the time, compared to 78 percent of pro se tenants.
The NCCRC gave some input while the report was being drafted.