2016 AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Keith Syler

Keith Syler

Name of Host Organization: Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio
City, State: Cincinnati, Ohio
Issue area: Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
Sponsors: AmeriCorps VISTA; Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio

The Project

Help tenants in public housing navigate legal changes that should improve their living conditions. Fight to protect their rights as most will face relocation during renovation of their housing.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project: 
This program ensures that tenants have someone on their side as they face uncertain changes and need an advocate who will stand up for their rights.
The Right Person For This Project: 
Keith is the right person for the project because:
• He is humble and can listen to the tenants
• He understands that the stakes are high and he takes that seriously
• He has had opportunities that the communities he serves have not had and he feels obligated to help

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