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Local lawmakers unveil proposals designed to help families who face eviction

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A group of local lawmakers thinks that too many people are being thrown out of their homes in Milwaukee. Therefore, they've put together a package of bills to address it.

Lawmakers held a news conference at the Salvation Army's Emergency Shelter on Milwaukee's north side.

Their proposals are designed to help families who face eviction by giving them the resources they need to stay off the streets.

"Access to a lawyer to do the eviction process but also if you have been working and you have been laid off, access to a program that would allow you to actually work to pay your rent," said State Rep. David Crowley.

Supporters say their focus is to prevent homeless before it starts. 

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