Increase in tenant representation rate

In 2021, on average, approximately 18% of all tenants facing eviction in Cleveland were represented in housing court compared to between 1% and 2% before Cleveland’s Right to Counsel was enacted. Legal Aid represented approximately 90% of all tenants who were represented in 2021 filings. Not all of these tenants were eligible for Right to Counsel, however, 9 out of 10 represented tenants had a Cleveland Legal Aid attorney assisting them with their eviction case.

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