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Eviction Prevention Project

For many families, paying one big, unexpected bill can mean the rent doesn’t get paid on time. Under Minnesota law, a landlord can file an eviction notice the first day the rent is late. Olmsted County District Court deals with more than 350 eviction cases per year.

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Project Information

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Legal Assistance of Olmsted County

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council ; IBM Volunteers (Previously Known as On Demand Community) ; IMAA ; Legal Assistance of Olmsted County ; Lutheran Social Service (LSS) in Rochester ; Mayo Clinic ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium ; Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services ; Third Judicial District - Equal Justice Committee

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Housing

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Basic Needs, Housing, Legal Services

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:

Financial Stress/Homelessness


Project Phase

Available  Phase

Project Type

Planning, Programming  

 

Detailed Description

Solution:


In 2019 Legal Assistance of Olmsted County and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services created a one-stop shop eviction clinic in the Olmsted County Court House where tenants can access information and resources to avoid an eviction. Community and social service resources are complicated and time consuming to access. At the eviction clinic, legal aid attorneys meet with clients before an eviction hearing and help negotiate agreements allowing many people to stay in their homes. This new clinic has been enormously successful and has helped 90% of clients who came to the clinic and wanted help. Additionally, Lutheran Social Services works with clients to develop a plan for financial stability.

Impact:

 The partners will work with approximately 175 families during the year. The project will reduce immediate financial stress and support housing stability by streamlining help with housing and finances. Getting the eviction "expunged" or erased from the record is also a goal of the clinic.

Partners:

 
Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Lutheran Social Service, Olmsted County District Court, Olmsted County Social Services


 

The project is a collaboration of Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and Olmsted County District Court.

 

 

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Eviction Prevention Project


July 17, 2020 : Eviction Diversion Program

A pre-eviction service to help divert nonpayment of rent, breach of lease, and failure to vacate cases from the courtroom.



Key reports on: Eviction Prevention Project


July 17, 2020 : Eviction Diversion Program

A pre-eviction service to help divert nonpayment of rent, breach of lease, and failure to vacate cases from the courtroom.


Key Beam Reports on:

Basic Needs, Housing, Legal Services  
June 25, 2022: May 2022 Board Meeting

May 2022 Proceedings and notable breakouts

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April 28, 2022: United Way Funding Opportunities

(a) 2022 RFP  (b)  2020 RFP United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

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March 24, 2022: Riverfront Small Area Plan Community Engagement Sessions

Rochester’s downtown riverfront is poised for transformation. The Riverfront Small Area Plan project will create a high-level plan for future phased redevelopment.

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February 03, 2022: Riverfront Small Area Plan Consultant selected

Gambol Associates, a Massachusetts firm, selected for the project to come up with a concrete proposal. 

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January 22, 2022: ACH 2022 Info Log

January 2022 Meeting Review Workgroup purpose (mission, vision, and values) and OpenBeam comments. 

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January 19, 2022: Planning 2 Succeed 2022

City of Rochester 2022 Actions extracted from the city website. 

 

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December 14, 2021: Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report

(1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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December 02, 2021: Multi-Year Plan and $15M Commitment

Mayo Clinic announced an additional $5 Million contribution to affordable housing bridge. 

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November 14, 2021: Destination Medical Center (DMC) 2H 2021 Meetings

November and September 20211 DMCC Board Meetings information.

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September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

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September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by support on 2018/09/09

 

 

 

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