HSC Presents to City Council on Evictions and their Contribution to Poverty
HSC presented to the City’s Equity, Inclusion, Youth & the Arts Committee on the high number of evictions and how this problem contributes to poverty in Cincinnati. In 2017, an ApartmentList Survey found that the Cincinnati Metro area was #10 in the nation for the number of evictions. Every day, dozens of families in our community are evicted from their homes. The problem usually stems from an inability to pay the rent. While many of these families work, their incomes have not kept up with the rising costs of housing. And for many families, eviction is the beginning of a downward cycle into poverty. Fortunately, there are things that governments can do to stem the tide of evictions, such as providing funds for rental assistance and for legal counsel to represent low-income tenants, and implementing legal protections such as Just Cause and Pay to Stay legislation. Click here to see the presentation or here to watch the video.