Civil Legal Counsel Grants
- Formal name: Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program
- Legislation passed in late June 2017
- Source of funding: public funding from a grant from the District
- Application opens: 2018
The Civil Legal Counsel Projects Program was established by the Council of the District of Columbia through the Expanding Access to Justice Amendment Act of 2017. The legislation designates the DC Bar Foundation to administer this grant program. Grants will be awarded exclusively to DC legal aid organizations that are providing legal representation to low-income DC tenants facing eviction proceedings in landlord-tenant court in Washington, DC.
We expect to award the first round of grants in 2018. Please check our website for updates, or email email@example.com for more information.
Read more about the program in the news:
- “DC Council advances budget with significant housing and homelessness investments” City Paper (Darrow Montgomery, May 31, 2017)
- “Low-income tenants in DC may soon get legal help” The Washington Post (Charles Allen, Kenyan R. McDuffie and Mary M. Cheh, May 18, 2017)
- “Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety approves its FY2018 budget” DC Council Ward 6 (Erik Salmi, May 18, 2017)
- “Need a lawyer to fight an eviction? A new DC program provides one for free” American University’s WAMU 88.5 (Martin Austermuhle, May 18, 2017)
- “Tenant advocates push for legal aid bill in DC Council” Washington Times (Ryan M. McDermott, Oct. 19, 2016)
- “Low-income tenants in DC may get free legal help” Next City (Oscar Perry Abello, Oct. 18, 2016)
- “DC Council to consider free legal help for poor residents in housing cases” The Washington Post (Jasper Scherer, Oct. 14, 2016)