NLSLA Urges County to Expand Eviction Defense
NLSLA housing advocates urged the Board of Supervisors to fund a new program that would significantly expand access to eviction defense throughout Los Angeles County. Here’s an excerpt from the Los Angeles Daily News story:
At least 250 people a week seek assistance with eviction through the Shriver Housing Project-LA Eviction Assistance Center, which is operated through Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County said Cassandra Goodman, supervising attorney at the center. Almost 30 percent are disabled or live with someone who is disabled, Goodman said, and half of the 250 have young children. But a lack of resources forces the center to turn people away, Goodman added, which is why such centers need more funding.
“Each week, we turn away families because we are understaffed,” she said.