Editorial Advisory Board: The right to counsel in housing cases

Baltimore struggles with appalling levels of crime and poverty, huge problems requiring multi-pronged solutions, through both civil and criminal law. Because wrongful eviction can cascade into other social ills – homelessness, depression, kids’ displacement from schools – we should provide low-income tenants with counsel in eviction cases. Eviction triggers escalating losses. Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize winning ...

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