Virginia is home to five of the top ten evicting large cities in the United States—a housing crisis affecting thousands of tenants across the state who need legal representation. Yet for too many, our justice system is inaccessible. Since 1993, Equal Justice Works has mobilized more than 250 lawyers and community organizers to combat housing instability. In 2021, JPMorgan Chase and The JPB Foundation invested a total of $3.75 million to provide Equal Justice Works with the resources to expand the Housing Justice Program from Richmond, VA, to other communities with high eviction rates, such as Hampton Roads.
On Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. ET, join representatives from Equal Justice Works, The JPB Foundation, and JPMorgan Chase to learn more about the newest iteration of the Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program.
This event will focus on how public-private partnerships help increase capacity of the legal aid community in Virginia, provide legal assistance to low-income families facing eviction, and advocate for policies and practices that protect the rights of tenants.