Sullivan Discusses Evictions in Documentary

04 Jan 2021    

Professor Ryan Sullivan

Professor Ryan Sullivan discusses evictions and the Tenants Assistance Project in Behind on Rent, a short film by Lincoln filmmaker Gabriella Parsons.

The documentary shares the stories of housing-insecure Nebraskans and their families amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Behind on Rent highlights the human toll of our burgeoning eviction crisis and features those who are working to protect the state's most vulnerable populations.

Sullivan, Civil Clinic students and numerous community and alumni volunteers provide free legal advice and representation to tenant defendants in Lancaster County Court through the Tenants Assistance Project.

Behind on Rent debuted on December 18, 2020. The film, commissioned by History Nebraska, The South of Downtown Community Development Organization, and the Nebraska Housing Developers Association, premiered as part of Speak Up For Housing Rights, a campaign powered by more than a dozen educational, civic, and arts groups in Lincoln and Nebraska. The coalition aims to rally its community to comprehensively confront the deepening eviction crisis.