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Free legal representation for KC tenants facing eviction

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tenants will have new rights starting next year.

Kansas City Council members passed a bill on Thursday establishing advisory rights. Movement guarantee free legal representation for those facing deportation in all landlord-tenant cases.

Cheers erupted inside the council chambers after the decree was passed.

It was developed by KC Tenant and the Missouri Worker Center / Stand Up KC in partnership with attorneys at the Heartland Freedom and Employment Center. The ordinance is co-sponsored by Councilmember Melissa Robinson, Councilman Kevin O’Neill, Councilman Eric Bunch, and Councilman Katheryn Shields.

KC Tenant says Kansas City is the first city in the Midwest to institute a policy like this with no income cap.

The city manager will now work to identify ways to fully fund the program. It is expected to be implemented in June 2022.

To view the full summary of the ordinance, click here.

https://fox4kc.com/news/renters-facing-eviction-to-get-free-legal-representation-in-kansas-city/ Free legal representation for KC tenants facing eviction

JACLYN DIAZ

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