Our attorneys work to keep clients in their current residences when clients are in jeopardy of losing their housing. When housing conditions are unsafe, we insist on behalf of the client that the landlord comply with regulations and provide safe housing. If a client is facing eviction, we negotiate with the landlord on their behalf. We offer assistance in finding additional housing resources if evicted or foreclosed upon.

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More Than a Roof and Four Walls
December 09, 2016

“Mrs. H” came to the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM) for help when the family home where she had lived . . .

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Rising Together
March 18, 2021

This June, St. Francis Community Services’ sixth-annual summer event is returning with a whole new look and name! Join . . .

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Remaining Housed During the Pandemic

Working together, our legal team was able to protect this woman from eviction, ensuring she had the time she needed to complete the process for CARES Act funds. Our staff attorney, Tiffany Norris, was able to negotiate with the landlord and the court to give Leyah more time to complete the CARES Act application, receive her funds, and pay the rent she owed to her landlord. She says, “As an attorney, I’m able to be a voice for my client who otherwise may be afraid to speak in intimidating situations, such as facing possible eviction from their landlord.” By ensuring the case was dismissed with prejudice, Norris made sure the landlord cannot re-sue Leyah for rent and possession in the future on the same case, and so that she is less at risk of future eviction.

 

*Names are changed to protect client privacy