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Eviction Prevention Project

For many families, paying one big, unexpected bill can mean the rent doesn’t get paid on time. Under Minnesota law, a landlord can file an eviction notice the first day the rent is late. Olmsted County District Court deals with more than 350 eviction cases per year.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Available

Impacts:

Basic Needs, Health, Housing, Legal Services     Financial Stress/Homelessness

Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Legal Assistance of Olmsted County

Collaborators: IBM Volunteers (Previously Known as On Demand Community) ; Legal Assistance of Olmsted County ; Lutheran Social Service (LSS) in Rochester ; Mayo Clinic ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services ; Third Judicial District - Equal Justice Committee

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Detailed Description

Solution:


In 2019 Legal Assistance of Olmsted County and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services created a one-stop shop eviction clinic in the Olmsted County Court House where tenants can access information and resources to avoid an eviction. Community and social service resources are complicated and time consuming to access. At the eviction clinic, legal aid attorneys meet with clients before an eviction hearing and help negotiate agreements allowing many people to stay in their homes. This new clinic has been enormously successful and has helped 90% of clients who came to the clinic and wanted help. Additionally, Lutheran Social Services works with clients to develop a plan for financial stability.

Impact:

 The partners will work with approximately 175 families during the year. The project will reduce immediate financial stress and support housing stability by streamlining help with housing and finances. Getting the eviction "expunged" or erased from the record is also a goal of the clinic.

Partners:

 
Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Lutheran Social Service, Olmsted County District Court, Olmsted County Social Services


 

The project is a collaboration of Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and Olmsted County District Court.

 

 

 

 

 

Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Basic Needs, Health, Housing, Legal Services  

August 18, 2019: 2019 Housing Status

Housing coalition has invested $3 million in 16 months.

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July 31, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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July 26, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

Olmsted County  Receives Grant for Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program,

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July 23, 2019: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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June 23, 2019: Next Human Library Events

The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly

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May 25, 2019: 2019 DMCC Affordable Housing Work Plan Status

2019 Presentations to May DMCC Meeting and Feb DMCC meeting.

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May 24, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

 Y has received a grant from the Schulze Family Foundation which allows us to provide 400 Rochester high schooler’s a free summer members through our Get Summer program.

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May 24, 2019: 2016-2020 Housing Framework (2Q2019)

More than $3 million in housing investment has been committed in the nearly 16 months since the Coalition for Rochester Area Housing was created with a $6 million goal.

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April 28, 2019: Isaiah News

April/May Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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April 16, 2019: United Way Special Projects Team

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: determine what forms of advocacy are most suitable to advance United Way’s vision and mission. 

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April 12, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

State lawmakers are being asked to provide $1 million in hopes of putting single parents and their children on a new path out of poverty this summer.

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March 15, 2019: RT Autism Awareness Foundation Inc Press Release

RT Autism Awareness Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, for programs and activities supporting the well being of individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Diagnosis.

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Last modified by support on 2019/09/14
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