Eviction Moratorium Phase Out Update

Now, more than ever, we need pro bono lawyers to assist low-income Minnesotans at eviction calendars.
Here is how to get involved:

  1. Read our Practice Tip on the Eviction Moratorium Phase Out here.
  2. Review our trainings. Anyone who is interested in volunteering during the moratorium phase-out period are strongly encouraged to view *both* of the trainings.
    • An Overview of Minnesota’s Eviction Moratorium Phaseout (July 2021) Larry McDonough, from the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, and Rachael Sterling, Homeline’s Eviction Moratorium Response Coordinator, cover the basics of the moratorium phase out law and the details of the law’s timelines and the legal analysis for material breach. The slides from the training are available here and here.
    • Eviction Defense During the Off-Ramp: The Beginning of the End (July 2021) VLN Housing Program Attorneys Muria Kruger, Beth Kelly and Sebastian Ellefson cover different volunteer opportunities, the process of volunteering, and the resources VLN will have to support volunteers. The slides from the training are available here.
  3. Find more information and sign up to volunteer at our Housing Court Clinics here. Or, if you want to do full rep work, see Eviction Representation Project.

*Volunteering remains remote at least through Labor Day.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 12 from 12-1: CLE on Navigating the RentHelpMN Application Process
  • This free one-hour CLE is presented by the Housing Justice Center (HJC), HOME Line, Legal Services State Support, and Volunteer Lawyers Network. Max Tsai, HJC’s Housing Stability Attorney, will cover the RentHelpMN system from the initial application all the way through any potential appeals. The CLE is designed for attorneys and advocates who are assisting clients with applications & required documents, eligibility questions, appeals, and other related questions. Register here!
Monday, September 13 from 12:00-12:45: September Chat and Chew
  • Chat and Chews are held the first Monday of every month for 45 minutes over the noon hour. The first Monday of September is Labor Day, so we’ve pushed the meeting back by one week.  There is no formal speaker or presentation, just a general topic to discuss and VLN staff on hand to start the discussion and answer questions.  The topic for September is TBD. Register for the September Chat and Chew here!
  • Is there a topic you’d like to discuss at an upcoming Chat & Chew? We’d love your input! Complete a survey here with your ideas.

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