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When the Poor Face Housing Court.

Lipkin, Rachel S.

Tenants are often evicted from rental units in bad repair. They are unaware that the bad conditions in their unit might have provided a defense against their landlord. Many tenants feel they do not have a chance to be heard in court. Advocates for low income people at Lutheran Social Service's Housing Resource Center were able to survey tenants in housing court through one of CURA's Communiversity Personnel Grants. In 1993 a graduate student in the School of Social Work conducted the survey and presented the results to the Hennepin County Housing Court Advisory Committee. A number of changes were made in court procedures as a result.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Funded by a CURA Communiversity grant.
23 (4): 7-10.
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Reporter 23 (4)

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