As cities continue to face an eviction crisis driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding access to legal representation is a critical component of municipal eviction prevention and eviction diversion strategies.
In partnership with the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, National League of Cities hosted a virtual event on “right to counsel” programs and policies, including how cities can leverage available federal funding to expand tenant representation.
Watch the recording to hear from several cities about their journey to expand equitable access to legal representation for residents through right to counsel.
- Lauren Lowery, Program Director, Housing & Community Development
- Gene Sperling, White House ARP Coordinator
- John Pollock, Coordinator, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
- Brandon Scott, Mayor, Baltimore, Maryland
- Candi CdeBaca, Councilmember, Denver, Colorado
- Hazel Remesch, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid society of Cleveland
Additional resources discussed in this webinar include:
- NCCRC’s Interactive Right to Counsel Map
- Federal Funding Available to Support Right to Counsel
- Reference Guide of Enacted Right to Counsel Legislation
- NLC Article: Right to Counsel as an Eviction Diversion Strategy
Original event date: 10/27/2021