Nebraska bill would create right to counsel for all tenants

01/11/2021, Legislation, Housing - Evictions

A new Nebraska bill, LB , would require courts to appoint counsel for all tenants in eviction cases.  The bill also creates a new $50 eviction fee to generate funding for the right.  A study of evictions in Lancaster County provides support for the bill's objectives.   


The bill's introduction was covered by The Reader


Nebraska joins South CarolinaMaryland, and Washington State with such legislation in 2021.