Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saves Nashville residents $3.4M in first year

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Cancer patients on the verge of homelessness call the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee often. They’re behind on rent and facing eviction because they lost their job when working through chemotherapy and radiation treatments became too much to bear. “That exact call, I get at least once a month,” said Elizabeth Leiserson, Legal Aid Society …

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3 things to know about eviction in Davidson County

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Davidson County is on track to see more than 13,000 evictions filed in 2023. The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, the Nashville Hispanic Bar Association, and other partners are working to provide education on the eviction process, tenant rights and options, and what to do if a rented property is in disrepair. Here …

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Legal Aid Society Announces $3.4M Savings for Davidson Residents Through Eviction Assistance Program

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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm, announced today that according to a newly released independent study, its Eviction Right to Counsel pilot program saved Davidson County residents more than $3.4 million over its first year. Eviction Right to Counsel is a 2-year pilot program aimed at providing …

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Understanding Your Options When Facing Eviction

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You have the right to go to court, make your case, and argue for your right to stay. The timeline and laws surrounding evictions vary from state to state and from county to county within Tennessee.   If you are being evicted, you should speak with an attorney. The Legal Aid Society is here to …

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