A disabled senior in Grays Harbor County sought legal help when he received an eviction notice from the manager of his public housing unit without a clear explanation of what he had allegedly done to violate his lease. The eviction notice came just a few weeks after the tenant posted notices in common areas to form a tenant?s group to talk about tenants? rights and issues at the complex. A legal aid attorney met with the manager, who agreed that there was no specific reason to evict the client and withdrew the eviction notice. The attorney wrote a letter summarizing the man?s lack of fault, to be kept in his file for future reference since the building was changing management. Without legal help, this man would have had to choose between homelessness and the exercise of his basic rights.
Alliance Member: Northwest Justice Project