Equal justice under law is an essential value of the American legal system.
Unfortunately in D.C. this tenet is often unrealized as most low-income residents of D.C. cannot afford an attorney when facing housing related legal issues. Too many end up having to navigate complicated court proceedings alone.
Rising for Justice stands in this gap. Our Eviction Defense Services is the largest provider of civil legal assistance for individuals facing eviction in the District, helping more than 2,000 people each year from our office inside DC Superior’s Landlord-Tenant Court. We are the only organization open for intake every single hour the court is open, including nights and weekends. We combat housing insecurity and keep thousands of families in their homes by defending against wrongful evictions and empowering residents who live in unsafe living conditions.