Tenants Groups Rally For More Protection Against Evictions Without Cause

Jamil Ragland | CT News Junkie

A coalition of advocacy groups urged the legislature Thursday to pass a bill expanding just-cause eviction protections to all residents.

S.B. 143. The bill would expand just-cause eviction protections to all renters in the state.

Representatives from the Connecticut Tenants Union, Make The Road Connecticut, Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America, and PT Partners rallied before the House and Senate went into session.

Under current state law, residents who have disability or are 62 years of age and older, and who live in a building with five or more units, receive just-cause protections on their leases. This means that landlords cannot evict these tenants without reason at the end of their lease.

Several of the people who spoke at the rally described their own experiences with facing eviction, and the uncertainty and stress it caused them.

Read the entire article

Do you like this page? Share on

Email Share Tweet