Denver low-income renters could receive free eviction legal defense
Denver decision-makers want to lower the city’s eviction rate and give renters more protections.
Why it matters: The pandemic exacerbated Denver’s existing housing crisis, leaving thousands more families unable to pay rent and at risk of being kicked out of their homes.
Driving the news: Denver City Council members Candi CdeBaca and Amanda Sawyer are pushing a proposal that would equip lower-income renters with free, permanent legal defense — representation most landlords have but few renters can afford.
- The proposal builds on the city’s eviction legal defense pilot program that launched in 2018 for residents with household incomes below 200% of the federal poverty line.
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