Legal Services Corp. President calls for eviction right to counsel

04/15/2021, Miscellaneous, Housing - Evictions

An opinion piece in the Houston Chronicle by the Legal Services Corporation President calls for immediate passage of an eviction right to counsel.  Noting the flaws with the eviction moratoria and the numerous cities and states that have enacted or are seeking to enact a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction, the piece says that "the nation must not withhold lifesaving supports, including expanding the civil right to counsel when eviction is at stake."