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Alison Slagowitz

  • Hosted by Georgia Legal Services Program
  • Sponsored by Georgia Bar Foundation
  • Service location Savannah, Georgia
  • Issue area Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Georgia Housing Corps

The Project

The project focuses on individual dispossessory proceedings, substandard housing conditions, as well as individual and systemic tenant rights violations.

Alison is the right person for the project because she is a deep believer in a holistic approach to community redevelopment. The cost to avail oneself of the civil judicial process has a severe disparate impact on the most vulnerable segments of our society. Alison believes that many landlords of low-income tenants have become complacent with the judicial eviction system and housing laws because their tenants generally did not have an advocate. Her proudest moments are when she can provide a voice for such tenants, affirm their instincts on right and wrong, and relieve anxiety by empowering them to retain housing.

Fellowship Plans

In the first six months, Alison will:

  • Establish a court and community presence so that she is known and respected as the GLSP housing attorney in her region. She has already received clients that were referred to her by the court, other attorneys, and previous clients.
  • Provide community education through seminars on Georgia & Federal Housing law.
  • File affirmative cases against landlords that systemically discriminate against and provide sub-rate services to low-income tenants.
  • Build relationships with private attorneys that represent landlords and PHAs.

Media

Fair Housing Act Developments Supporting LGBTQ Civil Rights

HUD Announces Settlement with Owners of Ga Apartment Complex Resolving Housing Discrimination Claim

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