Evictions 2020: National Crisis, Local Effect

  • 09/14/2020
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online


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September 14, 2020
4-5 pm, Online

The Eviction Crisis is national in scope, but very local in effect. According to some studies, over one-third of the households in Detroit could be involved in an eviction proceeding in 2020. Each of those households is entitled to representation, which creates an enormous burden on legal service providers and a tremendous need for volunteer attorneys. Our speakers, Neil Steinkamp of Stout and Emily Calabrese of Lakeshore Legal Aid, will examine the statistics from the human side including the additional impacts of housing instability, review the government and societal actions and policies that contributed to the crisis, and will discuss short and medium term attempts to address the current crisis and avoid further worsening of housing instability.


  • John Sier, Kitch
  • Michelle Erikson, Lakeshore Legal Aid


  • Neil Steinkamp, Managing Director at Stout
  • Emily Calabrese, Chief Advocacy Officer, Lakeshore Legal Aid

Neil Steinkamp provides the national perspective.  Neil is a Managing Director at Stout and the leader of the firm’s Transformative Change practice as well as Stout’s Pro Bono practice. Neil is a recognized expert and consultant on a broad range of strategic, corporate, and financial issues to business and community leaders and their advisors. He has nearly 20 years of experience covering many industries and matter types. Clients seek Neil for his comprehensive understanding of systems transformation, strategic assessments, stakeholder collaboration, risk analyses, economic and financial measurements, and other complex topics. He has worked extensively to help resolve sophisticated problems involving large-scale industry and social issues. 

Emily Calabrese provides the local perspective including the local efforts to address the current eviction crisis.  Emily Calabrese is the Chief Advocacy Officer at Lakeshore Legal Aid. Emily is a contributing speaker for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  She along with her Lakeshore Legal Aid colleagues have been working diligently on creating Eviction Diversion programs at most district courts in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

Registration is complimentary. Please contact Julie Van Hove at jvanhove@detroitlawyer.org with questions.