Tenant Protections Against Eviction and Help Paying Rent
(updated December 4, 2020)
On November 3, the Rhode Island District Court changed its protocol for eviction cases for tenants eligible for an eviction moratorium. Even if a CDC declaration has been submitted, tenants MUST show up for court dates or a default judgment may be entered against the tenant. Read more about this order and find answers to FAQs about evictions and help paying rent.
Register Now for Discount Utility Rates & Shutoff Protections
The National Grid moratorium on utility shutoffs will expire for most consumers on September 30th. Register now for a discount rate to get shutoff protections through April 2021, plus discounts of 25-30% on your utility bill.
Workers' Rights During COVID-19 / Derechos de los Trabajadores Durante COVID-19
All employees have the right to a safe workplace. As Rhode Island reopens, learn more about your rights at work, sick leave, and unemployment.
Todos los empleados tienen el derecho a un lugar de trabajo seguro. Mientras Rhode Island reabre, aprende mas de sus derechos en el trabajo, el permiso por enfermedad y desempleo.
End Police Killing of Black People
We Must Say Their Names
The R.I. Center for Justice stands with our clients, their families, our community partners and all members of the Black and Brown communities who are in pain and who are taking action to demand justice for Black lives. We call for an end to police murder of Black people and the removal of police from the public schools.
Family Preparedness Plan / El Plan de Preparación Familiar
The FPP is a free resource for Rhode Island residents at risk of being deported or detained, with instructions on how to appoint a legal guardian or caregiver who would be in charge of their children if they were to become absent.
El PPF es dirigido a los habitantes de Rhode Island que están en riesgo de ser deportados o detenidos, con instrucciones sobre como nombrar a un tutor o cuidador legal que quedaría a cargo de sus hijos e hijas en caso de que se ausenten.
Tenant Advocacy Project
Through bi-monthly clinics, Center for Justice staff attorneys provide brief advice, counsel and where appropriate, full legal representation for low-income tenants struggling with substandard conditions issues.
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