Housing is a basic human need and the starting point for economic opportunity. Safe, stable housing is essential for economic, educational, and family stability. Unfortunately, too many families living in poverty are facing eviction. Evictions can be devastating for families. If you or someone you know is currently facing an eviction there is help available. Free Eviction Help provides legal assistance to tenants facing eviction so those tenants may stay in their homes or locate better housing, stay out of emergency shelters, and keep their children in school. A lawyer can help a tenant improve housing conditions and avoid eviction and homelessness. Families helped through this program may also receive information about resources for rental assistance, case management, access to food, and other important services. Legal Aid works to help as many people as possible with eviction cases. Thanks to COVID-19 federal funding via Cuyahoga County, Legal Aid is working together with United Way to do outreach and provide help to people facing eviction. If you did not hear about the free eviction help before your court date, you may still be able to get legal help on the day of your eviction hearing. If you think you qualify for help, contact The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland (Legal Aid).