The NAACP chapter in Columbia, South Carolina and the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center have just launched a pilot eviction diversion program to help tenants and landlords better resolve problems and resolve evictions. The pilot combines several functions:
- Providing clearer, and more supportive information about how the eviction process works
- Recruiting, training, and offering volunteer community navigators to help tenants navigate this process, fully understand information, and stay supported throughout their legal journey
- Pro bono legal assistance to have advice, counsel, and representation during the legal process
The recruitment form for the community navigators is here.
Read more from the partners and others in South Carolina in this March 2021 piece from South Carolina Public Radio: “Columbia Program Bridges Landlords, Tenants in Eviction Crisis.”