Sullivan stated greater than half of the volunteers in Lancaster County are legislation college students.
“They’re creating eviction protection packets for circumstances, notifying tenants of hearings and assets obtainable and, in fact, representing tenants throughout hearings. They’re making a distinction in our group and within the lives of households going through eviction,” he stated.
Since its inception, this system has helped preserve greater than 700 households of their houses, a quantity that continues to develop. This system additionally connects Lancaster County tenants to obtainable assets, together with greater than $9 million in federal help for rental help.
“Ryan’s management in creating the Tenant Help Challenge has been unbelievable,” stated Richard Moberly, dean of the Nebraska School of Legislation. “On daily basis he represents the school and our mission, and this mission particularly offers our college students alternatives to grow to be leaders themselves, representing shoppers and advancing justice locally.”
The tenant mission and volunteers have been acknowledged by the Nebraska State Bar Affiliation, the Medical Authorized Training Affiliation, Authorized Assist of Nebraska and Nebraska Appleseed.
Sullivan, who was the state Bar Affiliation’s 2021 Robert M. Spire Professional Bono Award recipient, additionally works with senators within the Nebraska Legislature to advance laws that will guarantee tenants obtain authorized illustration in eviction hearings.