Press release

People's Legal Aid asked Justice Lab at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law to conduct research and analysis regarding the current state of Utah's housing law.  As a new nonprofit, People's Legal Aid hoped to partner with students to produce a fact-based report that could be used to educate tenants and community stakeholders while informing the organization’s legal strategy as it represents defendants in eviction lawsuits.

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helpful resources

The CDC restricted evictions throughout the United States on September 1, 2020. In order to qualify, the renter must complete a declaration and provide it to the landlord/owner. We have created a free form that will fill out the required information for you. Then you can download it, print it and provide it to your landlord. It will also give you an option to email it. Fill it out by clicking the link below, which will open a separate window. If it doesn’t work, you may need to disable your pop-up blocker.

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Intake Worksheet

Peoples Legal Aid is eager to help you. Click below to fill out the intake worksheet, or call us at 801-477-6975.

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Eviction Answer Guide

When someone is served a Summons and Complaint based on eviction, the time to respond is usually three business days. We have created an answer guide that asks you questions and creates an answer based on those questions. At the end of the Eviction Answer Guide, you will have the opportunity to email the answer, and any documents you upload to the answer, directly to the landlord or their attorney. By filling out this Eviction Answer Guide and emailing it to the opposing party (or their attorney if they have one), will meet the requirement to answer the complaint and avoid a default judgment. Using this form does not create an attorney-client relationship with People's Legal Aid or any of the attorneys that work with or volunteer for People's Legal Aid.

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News

Press Release July 23, 2020 — Utah Supreme Court Regulatory Reform Proposal - July 23, 2020

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The Beginnings of a New Housing Crisis — Published article by Jeffrey Daybell, our Executive Director in the Salt Lake Tribune — August 2020

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How an uptick in evictions could suppress voters this November — Published article by Angela McGuire, our Assistant Director in the Deseret News — August 2020

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