The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP) was formed in April 2020 by The Community Firm, a Colorado non-profit, social enterprise law firm. 

Our mission is to Keep Coloradans Housed by helping to prevent mass evictions and homelessness during and after the pandemic. 

At CEDP, we are scaling a “managed care” approach to eviction prevention that centers the legal and financial needs of housing insecure families and uses a variety of tools to keep them housed. Our team of housing lawyers, economists, data analysts, policy-experts, organizers, and technologists provides four services: (1) legal representation and other services for tenants facing eviction; (2) data and research published in conjunction with the Bell Policy Center & the Aspen Institute; (3) advocacy and public policy; and (4) a rental assistance innovation fund.  

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