Identify and Respond to Poor Housing Conditions
Cleveland’s Right to Counsel identifies and responds to poor housing conditions.
In 2023, approximately 83% of all RTC-C clients indicated they had defective conditions in their homes. Since July 2020, an increasing percentage of RTC-C clients who indicate there are defective conditions in their homes want to stay in their homes despite the presence of defective conditions. These issues included but were not limited to: inadequate or inoperable toilets, sinks, and showers; inadequate or inoperable heat during winter months; mold and mildew; holes in walls, roofs, and floors; rodent infestations; leaks and flooding during rain; broken or missing doors and windows; exposed electrical wiring; and lead paint.