Bill Doubles Notice Time for Rent Increase

Bill Doubles Notice Time for Rent Increase

 HB 1440 requires landlords statewide to give tenants a minimum of 60 days’ notice for any increase in rent, excluding only certain subsidized tenancies where rent is directly tied to the tenant’s income. This law doubles the required notice period for rent increases,...
Just Cause

Just Cause

By Sarah Nagy, CLS AttorneyUpdate: On March 13, the House failed to take a vote on the just cause bill before a key deadline and the bill will not move forward this session. CLS is committed to keep working with our partners and tenants impacted by eviction to...
Legislative Support Agenda

Legislative Support Agenda

Columbia Legal Services supports legislation proposed by community partners and allies that helps to advance social, economic, and racial equity for people living in poverty. These proposals include: Ending unnecessary cooperation by the state and local governments in...
Protecting People Facing Medical Debt

Protecting People Facing Medical Debt

By Antonio Ginatta, Policy DirectorAt Columbia Legal Services, we’re continuing to fight alongside people in poverty who need medical help. Our clients have successfully challenged hospital practices that denied people access to charity care, and we’ve pushed for...