On Monday, United Way and Legal Aid released their annual Right to Counsel Cleveland (RTC-C) report and associated microsite which shares their findings in an easy-to-understand format. The report found that the nearly two-year-old program, which provides free legal representation to extremely low-income residents with at least one child, helped 93% of clients avoided an eviction judgement or voluntary move and helped 83% percent who desired rental assistance, obtain it. Learn more at https://freeevictionhelpresults.org/

Also on Monday, Cleveland's Fair Housing Center, along with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 19 other local fair housing organizations throughout the country, reached a landmark $53 million agreement with Fannie Mae to resolve a case arising from allegations that Fannie Mae treated foreclosed homes in communities of color unfavorably. The settlement will help rebuild and strengthen communities of color in 39 metropolitan areas including Greater Cleveland. Learn more about the judgement here!