CityHealth ranks cities on tenant right to counsel policies
01/04/2023, Miscellaneous, Housing - Evictions
In 2022, we worked with CityHealth to make Legal Support for Renters (their term for a right to counsel) one of the key elements in their latest Policy Package. CityHealth's mission is to "advance a package of evidence-based policy solutions that will help millions of people live longer, better lives in vibrant, prosperous communities." As part of their push for Legal Support for Renters, CityHealth has released:
- A brief and FAQ explaining the policy and the grading criteria, along with an explainer video;
- A blog post authored by CityHealth and a blog post co-authored by NCCRC Coordinator John Pollock and PhD epidemiologist Kathryn L.eifheit explaining how a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction advances health objectives;
- A 2022 Assessment Report that measures how 75 cities fared on the policies in 2022, along with the Report Methodology;
- A report co-authored by the NCCRC and Enterprise Community Partners entitled Addressing America's Housing Crisis. The report that addresses three policie that can address the country's housing crisis while furthering health and race equity. One of the policies is a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction. We recently had a webinar on the report: check out the recording and slide deck!
The NCCRC is a partner with Cityhealth on Legal Support for Renters.