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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Justice for Housing Program, a project to protect the rights of tenants, is being launched at the University of Nebraska School of Law.

The law school partners with other legal service providers and nonprofit organizations to expand the work of the Tenant Assistance Projectwhich works to limit evictions and housing problems by connecting tenants with federal and state supports.

The Tenant Assistance Project has helped more than 2,000 Nebraska families avoid eviction since its launch in 2020.

The law school curriculum will include the Housing Justice Fellowship Program and the Housing Justice Clinic.

The clinic will be UNL’s sixth legal clinic and will provide practical training for law students, such as working with attorneys to represent tenants in court.

Thirty to 40 students will attend the clinic.

The first Housing Justice Fellows are Alan Dugger and Rachel Tomlinson Dick.

They will train, mentor, and supervise students through the expulsion process.

Richard Moberly, the dean of the College of Law, said in a press release that the program “will continue to advance justice” for tenants in Nebraska.

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