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Housing Clinic

Many of Connecticut’s tenants and homeowners face skyrocketing and excessive housing costs, unsafe and dangerous housing conditions, and a high risk of foreclosure and eviction. The Housing Clinic looks to help through direct client representation at trial and appellate levels. In addition to providing direct services to low and moderate-income tenants and homeowners, the Housing Clinic works, on behalf of organized clients, on housing policy matters and systemic advocacy in Connecticut and beyond.

The clinic handles a number of different kinds of litigation on behalf of tenants and homeowners. The clinic defends homeowners against foreclosure and tenants against eviction, sues banks and landlords that have violated consumer protection laws and breached contractual obligations, sues landlords for uninhabitable conditions, and sues governments and private actors for fair housing violations, including engaging in exclusionary zoning.
 

Clinical Faculty:

Anika Singh Lemar
Jeffrey Gentes
Thomas Silverstein
 

News:

Housing Clinic Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief on Behalf of Consumers in USDA v. Kirtz, Nov. 27, 2023

Unanimous Supreme Court Agrees with Housing Clinic Brief in USDA v. Kirtz, Feb. 15, 2024

Ways to Engage

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Our Clinics

Yale Law School offers more than 30 clinics that provide students with hands-on, practical experience in the law on a diverse range of subject matters.

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Centers and Workshops

Yale Law School enhances the intellectual life of its academic community by sponsoring a variety of centers, programs, and workshops, inspired by the interests of its faculty and students.

Now it is time to pivot and ask, where are your extraordinary gifts needed? How do you make this legal world that you are entering a better world? One where no one is shut out; one where the weak and vulnerable are not exploited; one that produces fair results based on the merits of the issues before it.