For Tenants Facing Eviction, New York May Guarantee a Lawyer

NYTimes.pngBy Jessica Silver-Greenberg

...“Housing Court is a weapon that unscrupulous landlords use to displace tenants,” Councilman Mark D. Levine, who along with Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson, a fellow Democrat, sponsored the legislation, said in an interview on Monday. He added the bill is “about leveling the playing field.”

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