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