Amy Willis

  • Hosted by Georgia Law Center for the Homeless
  • Sponsored by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, The Home Depot
  • Service location Atlanta, Georgia
  • Law school Suffolk University Law School
  • Issue area Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Amy will create an “attorney of the day” program in the courthouse to provide legal assistance and outreach to low-income people in Greater Atlanta facing eviction and homelessness, and partner with community groups to educate and empower tenants about their legal rights.

Every week in court, landlord-tenant cases number in the hundreds and the vast majority of tenants face eviction without legal assistance in the Atlanta metro area. In recent years, the rapid pace of gentrification and the foreclosure crisis has jeopardized fair access to affordable housing, displacing low-income communities of color. For the most vulnerable in the community, attaining housing security is an important step toward ending the cycle of poverty and finding stability to move forward.

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