The problem we are looking to solve
When renters face the loss of their home in housing court, legal representation makes a critical difference.
In housing court, renters facing eviction rarely have legal support, while landlords almost always do. That means unrepresented renters are much more likely to lose their cases, and their homes, regardless of the merits of their case. 
The end of the eviction moratorium could cause a surge of evictions.
Before the statewide eviction moratorium, renters were facing the threat of losing their homes every day in housing court. When the moratorium eventually ends, even more people will be vulnerable to losing their homes.
While rental assistance has just started to roll out, Minnesota has one of the fastest court eviction processes in the country. This leaves renters with little time to access resources like financial assistance before their case is over.
Evictions have lasting effects on families.
With an eviction on record, it is much harder to find a new home. Evictions can destabilize families and create a cycle of poverty. Being evicted also makes tenants vulnerable to predatory market practices and homelessness, which has increased across the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
BIPOC households are more vulnerable to evictions.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color residents are much likelier to have an eviction filed against them. In fact, single Black mothers face the highest risk of evictions in the US.