We are very excited to share a new piece from Urban Institute research, policy, and communication teams that highlights eviction prevention work happening in Ramsey County. Through text, photo, and video, the story explores a collaborative approach to provide eviction prevention measures to assist tenants before they reach the courtroom.
“Although cases often end with judgments or settlements that involve moving, tenants in Ramsey County face better odds of staying in their home than people in their same position a few years ago. In July 2018, the Ramsey County Housing Court set up a clinic in the courthouse offering tenants services that could help their case, such as legal aid, emergency assistance funds, and mediation.”
Nearly half of the renters in Saint Paul spend more than 30% of their income on rent. Around 1170 evictions were filed in the city in 2017.
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