City Will Guarantee Legal Counsel To Low-Income Tenants In Housing Court

Gothamist.pngBy Raphael Pope-Sussman

A new legislative initiative launched Sunday afternoon will guarantee legal representation for low-income tenants in Housing Court, a major development in housing policy in a city where roughly 90 percent of tenants currently appear in court without an attorney.

..."We have brought about a game changer for tenants in New York City, who will not have to face eviction proceedings alone anymore," said Levine, who worked on the legislation for several years.

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