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    • Personalized Eviction Moratorium Order Declaration Form Tool

      Prepare a packet to notify your landlord of your right's under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium order, using an accessible, English and Spanish tool. The interview-style tools, will prepare a cover letter and a signed personalized CDC Declaration Form, with the options to download PDF, print, and email it to your landlord. The email contains a cover letter and your personalized signed form. This novel, accessible tool, is housed at MassAccess, but it produces a national form that can be used anywhere in the United States; consequently, the form is not intended for direct filing with the Massachusetts Trial Court or any Colorado Court. Mail or email the letter and form to your landlord. Form Samples To mitigate community spread of the novel coronavirus, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an order pausing residential evictions for some tenants unable to make rental payments due to hardships caused by the coronavirus. Use this form to see if you are covered by this order and to prepare a declaration to share with your landlord if you are. For more information about the order, visit The New York Times FAQ

    • County Resources for COVID-19

      Pleas visit these county-specific resources Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a post, made comments and more. Add media to your posts When creating your posts you can: Upload images or GIFs Embed videos and music Create galleries to showcase a media collection Customize the look of your media by making it widescreen or small and easily align media inside your posts. Hashtag your posts Love to #hashtag? Good news! You can add tags (#vacation #dream #summer) throughout your posts to reach more people. Why hashtag? People can use your hashtags to search through content on your blog and find the content that matters to them. So go ahead and #hashtag away!

    • COVID-19 County Guides

      We've curated these county-specific guides for you: What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to make a writer Click on the member’s profile Click the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) on the Follow button Select Set as Writer

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    • Events | COPovertyLawProject

      Upcoming Events Scroll down to see our list of upcoming events and to RSVP! Wed, Oct 21 Zoom Webinar CPLP Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic (Zoom) Colorado Poverty Project Monthly Pro Bono Law Legal Clinic RSVP Wed, Nov 18 Stout Street Health Center CPLP Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic (in-person option) Volunteer attorneys provide a range of civil legal services to attendees, including answering on-the-spot questions and referrals. RSVP Wed, Sep 16 Zoom Webinar CPLP Monthly Pro Bono Legal Clinic (Zoom Webinar) Volunteer attorneys provide a range of civil legal services to attendees, including answering on-the-spot questions, referrals, and resources. +11 more RSVP Thu, Sep 10 Zoom Webinar Colorado Residential Eviction Defense: Basics for Volunteer Attorneys Join a 1-hr CLE seminar for new and existing volunteers on the basics of a residential eviction process in Colorado. Circumstances; process; timing for notice; the complaint procedure and return date; the answer and defenses; techniques for trial and COVID-19 impact to processes will be covered. RSVP Tue, Aug 18 Online Event Mobile Home Launch Event The first of a monthly educational series for mobile home residents hosted virtually by CPLP and 9to5 Colorado. The series will focus on education about Colorado’s mobile home laws and raising awareness of resources for legal advocacy. RSVP

    • Support CPLP | COPovertyLawProject

      Support CPLP Even small donations can make an enormous impact! Your generosity provides us the ability to combat issues Coloradans in poverty face and allows us to assist those in our community who are too often under-resourced. Donations Help us make a difference with your donation! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible. By phone (720) 515-6130 Online Donate while you shop Become a Partner Bryan Stevenson wrote, " Proximity has taught me some basic and humbling truths, including this vital lesson: Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done. My work with the poor and the incarcerated has persuaded me that the opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice ... I’ve come to believe that the true measure of our commitment to justice, the character of our society, our commitment to the rule of law, fairness, and equality cannot be measured by how we treat the rich, the powerful, the privileged, and the respected among us. The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned. " ​ Mr. Stevenson's words and beliefs are the sentiments behind the effort that propels our work at CPLP. -Caitlin Finn, Executive Director Partner Interest Form First Name Surname Middle Name Surname Email Message Company / Organization / Brand name Position Submit Thank you!

    • Volunteer | COPovertyLawProject

      CPLP/JUSTICE FOR ALL ATTORNEY VOLUNTEER NETWORK The Colorado Supreme Court Oath of Admission asks future attorneys to swear to “use their knowledge for the betterment of society and the improvement of the legal system” and to “never reject . . . the cause of the defenseless or oppressed.” CPLP partners with Colorado attorneys to help the critically indigent tackle legal barriers to avoid or transition from homelessness. n In this regard, CPLP provides Colorado lawyers with diverse opportunities to fulfill their Oath of Admission and professional responsibilities under Colorado's Rules of Professional Conduct (Rule) 6.1 whose official comments provide that “[e]very lawyer, regardless of professional prominence or professional workload, has a responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay.” (Colo. RPC 6.1; Colo. RPC 6.1, cmt. 1) CPLP/EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM A CRITICAL NEED FOR LEGAL SERVICES Blair Kanis, CPLP co-founder explained CPLP was created to address the critical need for legal services among the disadvantaged and persons of limited means, “the legal issues faced by individuals living in poverty are delicately interconnected. If one unravels, it can quickly have a disastrous effect on so many other aspects of someone’s life. For example, an improper benefit denial for even just a couple of months can lead to eviction and homelessness that impacts child custody... CPLP seeks to help this population mitigate as many of these negative impacts as possible, or to help provide guidance on how to pick up the legal pieces afterwards [sic] (Colorado Lawyer, Jan 2019)." 3 OPPORTUNITIES TO CHANGE SOMEONE's LIFE: 1. Monthly pro bono Legal Clinic 2. Know Your Rights Education and Training 3. Eviction Prevention Program ​ CPLP/ADAMS COUNTY PILOT PROGRAM MOBILE HOME PARK INITIATIVE This month, CPLP launched a pilot program in Adams County as part of its new Mobile Home Park Initiative to expand education and representation for mobile home residents More than 100,000 people live in more than 900 mobile home communities across Colorado. The Colorado legislature adopted the 1985 Mobile Home Park Act (MHPA) because mobile homes represent one of the only accessible, affordable housing options for many people in Colorado. Corporations and developers continue to raise rents and to close mobile home parks to maximize land values to the detriment of the working poor. The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affected mobile home residents, decreasing housing stability even further. The 2019 Mobile Home Park Amendments provided additional protections for mobile homeowners and established the MHPA Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program. However, these protections are ineffective if mobile home residents don't know their rights. A free 90-minute Colorado approved CLE webinar, "A Colorado Lawyer’s Guide to Mobile Homeowner and Tenant Advocacy Under the Mobile Home Park Act and Amendments, Including New 2020 Legislative Protections" featured Jason Legg with Cadiz Law, LLC (Denver, Colorado), CPLP co-founder Blair Kanis and CPLP Deputy Executive Director Shannon MacKenzie. CPLP/EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM CLE, Support from the CPLP Team a volunteer attorney, you will benefit from: ​ Continuing Learning Education Seminars Recently, the free 90-minute Colorado approved CLE webinar, "A Colorado Lawyer’s Guide to Mobile Homeowner and Tenant Advocacy Under the Mobile Home Park Act and Amendments, Including New 2020 Legislative Protections" featured Jason Legg with Cadiz Law, LLC (Denver, Colorado), CPLP co-founder Blair Kanis and CPLP Deputy Executive Director Shannon MacKenzie. ​ Support from the CPLP Leadership Team & from our partners; organizations that advocate for protective laws

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