Denver Legal Hackers is the Denver Chapter of the global Legal Hackers movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology.
Through local meetups, hackathons, and workshops, Legal Hackers spot issues and opportunities where technology can improve and inform the practice of law and where law, legal practice, and policy can adapt to rapidly changing technology.
November Meetup: Legal Innovation in Eviction during COVID-19
Monday, November 30, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MT
Did you know that A2J tech has been able to help more than 16,000 people in about 3 months? That's what happens when you combine legal assistance with technology. According to a letter sent to Congress by the National Apartment Association and the National Multifamily Housing Council, more than 25% of households in the U.S. need help making rental payments because of the coronavirus.
Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans are at risk of eviction. An estimated 16% of Coloradans were considered housing insecure at the beginning of June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey.
After seeing this, A2J Tech decided to practice its main goal: build up a solution to help people and promote access to justice.
Within 24 hours, the team developed COVID-19 Eviction forms, A free tool for renters to prepare the CDC Declaration as required by the CDC to give to their landlord if they could not pay their rent. The CDC Declaration protects renters from being evicted for non-payment of rent.
But A2J does not fly solo. Among other alliances, Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. came up with an excellent integration for Shelby County, Tennessee. For Shelby County residents, the declaration form prepared by COVID-19 Eviction forms is now integrated into the program of Memphis & Shelby County Eviction Settlement with only one click.
Join the conversation with Joseph Schieffer, CEO of A2J Tech, A2J Forms and co-founder of Denver Legal Hackers, and Steve Barlow from Neighborhood Preservation Inc. at our November Denver Legal Hackers Meetup. Joseph and Steve will discuss how meaningful partnerships with other organizations can result in helping out thousands of people.
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