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By Ann DibbleYesterday I had the opportunity to join a number of advocates, tenants, academics and legal services providers in testifying before the New York City Council Committee on Courts & Legal Services. We were there to speak in support of Intro 214-A, legislation introduced in March 2014 by Council Members Mark...

By Anita AbedianWhen charged with a crime, the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution ensures that you have a lawyer, even if you cannot afford one. When taken to housing court by your landlord, tenants are on their own. Today, community leaders, homeless policy experts, council members, and other tenants, called for...

By Kat AaronAbout 150 tenants and lawyers gathered on the steps of City Hall to support a bill before the City Council that would give lawyers to all poor people facing eviction, making New York the first city to guarantee attorneys in housing court....The bill, Intro 214A, was introduced by Council Member Mark...

COMMITTEE ON COURTS AND LEGAL SERVICES PROPOSED INT. 214-2014 SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 HON. MARK D. LEVINE OPENING  STATEMENT The incredible turnout here is a testament to the seriousness of the issue we are addressing today.  We are here to address a crisis. That crisis is the threat of eviction faced...

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