Evicted for Calling 911? How Advocates Can Fight Back.

A domestic violence survivor comes to you with an eviction notice. The reason? Multiple 911 calls. In other words, the survivor suffered abuse at home and called for help. How do you make sure they aren’t improperly evicted?

If your client lives in a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) property, there are protections under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), but enforcement isn’t always automatic. This post teaches you: 1) how to identify LIHTC units; 2) the VAWA rights for persons in LIHTC units; and 3) first steps to take if you are seeing a systemic problem. Continue reading “Evicted for Calling 911? How Advocates Can Fight Back.”

Jack Stucker, RHLS Staff Attorney, Moves on to New Opportunities

 

Regional Housing Legal Services (RHLS) Staff Attorney, Jack Stucker, will be leaving RHLS to bring his expertise to the Delaware State Housing Authority. His last day at is Friday, May 5th.

Jack began working at RHLS as a law student in his last year at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. He first learned of RHLS while working at Community Legal Services’ Housing Unit. During his final semester, he learned that he was awarded a Fellowship position through the Independence Foundation’s Public Interest Law Fellowship program. When his fellowship concluded, Jack became a full-time staff attorney. Continue reading “Jack Stucker, RHLS Staff Attorney, Moves on to New Opportunities”