AUGUSTA COUNTY & STAUNTON, VA
Factors out of a tenant's control can quickly land them in eviction court. That eviction becomes their "scarlet letter", making it harder to secure new, long-term housing. Elizabeth Coltrane is a staff attorney specializing in housing law at Blue Ridge Legal Services. She helps community members who cannot afford a lawyer navigate the legal issues surrounding housing and negotiate a plan with their landlords to stay in their homes.