Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Eviction assistance available

Posted By on Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM

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Programs that provide legal assistance to indigent people facing eviction can apply for grants from the state’s Eviction Legal Assistance Fund through Sept. 3.

“Successful organizations must be prepared to provide full legal services,” reads a statement from the Colorado Judicial Department. Those services should include “legal representation to indigent tenants in any forcible entry and detainer proceeding or action for monetary damages or other lease violation, legal assistance prior to the filing of an eviction, or any other judicial actions in which legal representation is necessary to protect the interests of an indigent tenant.”

State legislators established the fund this year through Senate Bill 180. The legislation makes $750,000 available from the general fund for grants in fiscal year 2020.

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