Louisville is first Southern city to enact eviction right to counsel

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04/24/2021, Legislation, Housing - Evictions

In April 2021, Louisville KY became the first city in the South, and the 9th city overall, to enact a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction, provided the tenants have at least one child and are income eligible.  The right to counsel is at the moment funded by $400,000 in federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds. 


The Louisville Courier-Journal has more.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes



The NCCRC provided some input to advocates working on the ordinance.