City Council set to vote on bill to guarantee legal counsel to New York City tenants facing eviction

By Jillian JorgensenNew_York_Daily_News_logo.png

The City Council will vote next week to guarantee access to a lawyer in housing court for New Yorkers facing eviction, after reaching a deal on the particulars with Mayor de Blasio, one of the bill’s main sponsors told the Daily News.

The Council and the mayor’s office are still hammering out final details, but the legislation includes a pilot program for legal services for NYCHA residents, said Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan).

The mayor signed on to the idea in February, after years of discussion around the legislation from Levine and Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson (D-Bronx).

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