Philadelphia Expands Access to Counsel For Low Income Tenants Facing Eviction 6-29-2017

Councilwoman Helen Gym (At Large) joined advocates, council colleagues, and representatives of Mayor Kenney’s administration to announce an historic investment in legal assistance for low-income renters who face eviction. The 0,000 in new funding, which Council passed unanimously this spring, will nearly double legal and supportive services for such renters. By taking the first step to achieving a right to counsel for people facing eviction, Philadelphia will join the forefront of a national movement.

In attendance:
– Council members Helen Gym and Bill Greenlee (At Large)
– Eva Gladstein, Deputy Managing Director of Health and Human Services
– Anne Fadullon, Director of Planning and Development
– Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Services – Housing Unit, on behalf of the Philadelphia Bar Association Civil Gideon Committee
-Yazmin Vazquez, Renter

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  1. Im currently on parole i have been home over a year ago. I have not had a parole violation, my sister emailed parole with false accusations and special interest from friends with power. I was living in my sister's raising my 6yr old son while she lives in bridesburg. But when she tried to kick me out she was told by police she had to go to city hall and file for eviction. But instead she claimed she still remains in home but she don't. Parole put me out 3 days later.

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