Tenant Advocacy Project
LCBH’s Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP) is coordinated through the Pro Bono Project and the work is done almost entirely by volunteer attorneys. Volunteer attorneys advocate on behalf of renters where utilities have been illegally shut off; where renters have been locked out of their homes by the landlord; where the landlord has tapped into their utilities so the renter is paying for the utilities in other units and other serious issues. In 2012, TAP provided legal representation to 178 tenants. In addition, another 1682 tenants received brief services or referrals.