The mission of the Housing practice is to prevent homelessness, preserve affordable housing, and help low income tenants obtain and maintain decent affordable housing. The primary work of the Housing Practice includes defending low income tenants who are being evicted, representing tenants in housing subsidy termination proceedings, and engaging in strategic affirmative litigation aimed at forcing landlords to maintain their rental properties in a habitable condition. In addition to direct representation of tenants, Staff attorneys, volunteer attorneys, and law students staff more than 100 educational workshops for low-income tenants each year. The Housing Practice also provides legal advice and assistance to more than 2,000 self-represented litigants in eviction proceedings each year.
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