U.S. Rep DeLauro introduces housing representation bill

12/04/2019, Legislation, Housing - Evictions

In December 2019, U.S. House Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Eviction Prevention Act, which would provide $125 million in funding to states and cities in order to provide eviction representation, and would prioritize jurisdictions that establish or pursue a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction.  The bill would also provide grants to cities/states to improve data collection efforts related to eviction court records.  Check out the press release.

 

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The NCCRC worked with DeLauro's office on the text of the bill.