Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review


Many important economic indices show that the economy has improved markedly under the Obama administration, but, there are communities that are still struggling with loss of jobs and housing. Courts are seeing an increased number of eviction cases presenting some very serious concerns, particularly for the tenants. However, the evictions can be reduced, and educating the judges, tenants and landlords is the first step. The struggling tenants can seek public funding or legal aid available in their counties that provide alternatives to eviction, but unfortunately, the cutbacks in funding to legal aid organizations have affected many states of late. On behalf of the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, Prasad Hurra and Zalak Raval interviewed Mr. Charles Holton, a partner in Womble Carlyle. This interview is about the legal battles of the individuals and the communities that have suffered the impact of homelessness.