Representing the unrepresented
The Housing Justice Program at the College of Law is a collaborative legal program intended to expand on and supplement the work of the Tenant Assistance Project. The Program includes the eviction prevention work of the Tenant Assistance Project, the Housing Justice Fellowship program, the Housing Justice Clinic, and the incorporation of resource navigation and continuing non-legal support for struggling families.
Objectives of the Housing Justice Program include helping tenants understand and assert their rights under Nebraska landlord-tenant law, and making housing laws more equitable and accessible for Nebraskans. The Program will do this through a combination of eviction defense work, impact litigation, community involvement, and educational programming. As a foundational component, the Program will provide both practicing lawyers and law students opportunities for impactful pro bono work, and encourage the legal community to lead the charge in establishing housing as a human right.