01/02/2018: Cleveland Group Helps Tenants Fight Lead Poisoning in Housing Court

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In the Plain Dealer story “Stay and fight, or move?” reporters Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner continue their series of stories about lead poisoning in Cleveland. This latest article in the “Toxic Neglect” series describes the dilemma of Janiece Moore, who received an eviction notice shortly after revealing that her son had been poisoned by lead. With nowhere to go to find lead-safe housing, Moore turned to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (LASC) to represent her and oppose her landlord’s eviction action. A new grant from the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation made it possible for LASC to raise a retaliation defense on Moore’s behalf in Cleveland housing court.

Click here to read the full story in Nonprofit Quarterly.

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