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Renters Facing Eviction Might See More Legal Help from Cities: Expert

At present, fewer than 10 municipalities in the U.S. guarantee tenants legal representation in eviction proceedings, but that might change as the nation grapples with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. So reports the Associated Press.


cityscape 2747226 640 smallGretchen Purser, an associate sociology professor at Syracuse University, said tenant advocates should push for more legal representation in housing-related disputes in addition to rent relief funding. Renters will owe approximately $34 billion in back rent as of January. Further, close to 23 million individuals face potential eviction, per estimates from investment bank and advisory company Stout.

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