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Tenant right to counsel bill released from House committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill to guarantee tenants the right to legal counsel in eviction proceedings was released from the House Housing and Community Affairs Committee Wednesday. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 101 will now advance to the House of Representatives for consideration.  Among other things, the bill: Creates a right to legal representation for renters facing eviction whose household income is …

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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 …