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New effort to combat Toledo eviction crisis

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Lucas County Commissioners and local leaders announced plans to fortify protections against eviction on Thursday.

During a press conference held at the One Government Center, representatives of various organizations including the Homelessness Board, Pathway, Inc., The Fair Housing Center United Way of Greater Toledo, and Legal Aid of Western Ohio rallied together forming the Eviction Prevention League.

“Fewer and fewer persons in eviction court is a goal. Greater housing security for our community is a goal,” Lucas County’s Commissioner Gary Byers said.

Commissioner Pete Gerken echoed his fellow board members sentiments, saying eviction prevention is a high priority.

“Sometimes relationships between tenants and landlords can be troubling. Sometimes there’s bad communication but once they [tenants] are evicted their chaos becomes tenfold and we need to prevent that,” Gerken said.

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