Eviction Prevention & Intervention Coalition (EPIC)

About the Program

The EPIC program was designed to stabilize vulnerable families and individuals in Montgomery County who are facing eviction by providing them with free legal and social services support on the day of their eviction hearing

EPIC is a partnership between Montgomery Bar Association, Montgomery Bar Foundation, Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development/Your Way Home, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, Montgomery County Courts, the Montgomery County Foundation, and the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities.

The award-winning program emerged from the first annual Montgomery Bar Foundation Access to Justice Summit in 2017 and launched in January 2018 as a pilot program in Judge Margaret Hunsicker's Magisterial District Court (38-1-16) to tremendous success. In its first year alone, the program helped to prevent 85% of potential evictions with the assistance of 20 different pro bono attorney volunteers serving 267 volunteer hours.*

* According to Your Way Home of Montgomery County's EPIC Impact Report: Year One.

How You Can Help

The EPIC program depends solely on the assistance of pro bono attorney volunteers.

Attorney volunteers provide pro bono assistance on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at Montgomery County Magisterial District Court 38-1-16 (601 DeKalb Street, Suite 200, Norristown, PA 19401). This is a high-impact / low-commitment opportunity, and no prior landlord/tenant experience is necessary.

If you have not volunteered prior, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact Nancy Walsh, MBA Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Community Outreach, at nancywalsh@montgomerybar.org or by phone at 610-279-9660, 218.

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