New, better housing wanted

Stout learned from Cleveland Legal Aid attorneys and representatives from Cleveland community organizations that Cleveland’s rental stock, particularly for low-income renters, has significant defective housing 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.

The prevalence of these defective housing issues may be an influencing factor for the 46% of Cleveland’s Right to Counsel clients who indicated they did not want to stay in their home. That is, clients experiencing defective housing conditions may not want to continue living in their homes.

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