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Tenant right to counsel bill defeated in committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to guarantee tenants the right to legal counsel in eviction proceedings failed in the House Appropriations Committee Thursday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 101, which will not advance to the House floor, would have: Created a right to legal representation for renters facing eviction whose household income is lower than 200% of federal poverty guidelines; Placed coordination …

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Delaware’s affordable housing crisis affects middle class, too

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Getty Images Evidence continues to pile up that Delaware is struggling to provide affordable housing: Data released Thursday by Housing Alliance Delaware says the state faces a shortage of more than 18,000 affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters.  Also Thursday, Delaware State Housing Authority announced that eligible Delaware renters can now receive up to 18 months of …

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Renter, landlord advocates disagree over solutions to eviction crisis

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

Lawmakers and advocates say a new Delaware Supreme Court rule that allows tenants to be represented by non-lawyer advocates in eviction proceedings will create parity with landlords and mitigate some of the most harmful effects of housing insecurity. Opponents, including the Delaware Apartment Association, the non-profit group that represents the interests of multi-family rental unit landlords, say efforts and money …

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Bill that would create program to help renters avoid eviction passes Senate

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

A bill that would create a pre-eviction program for renters about to be kicked out passed the Senate Tuesday. Photo by George Becker/Pexels   A bill that would create a new state program to help people on the edge of eviction stay in their homes or apartments is headed to the House after passing the Senate Tuesday. The bill would …