The Eviction Defense Program provides low-income and unrepresented tenants facing eviction with attorneys to represent them in court in their critical time of need.
About 40,000 evictions are filed in Fulton County every year, and less than 2% of tenants served with an eviction Complaint have legal representation at their hearing; the vast majority of those tenants facing near-immediate dislocation are low-income and unrepresented. AVLF’s eviction defense program provides those tenants – sometimes in a matter of hours – with trained, highly-skilled eviction defense attorneys to represent them in court in their critical time of need. AVLF secures a positive outcome for nearly 100% of all eviction clients our volunteers represent. We seek to increase dramatically the number of tenants who are well-informed and represented by counsel.