NY Times Op-Ed - A Housing Solution: Lawyers for Tenants

NYTimes.pngBy NY Times Editorial Board

Defending yourself in court might work in old movies or on reality TV, when the stakes are small and the judge is named Judy.

But in real life, in the face of dire circumstances — like being tossed from your home into the street — you need a lawyer. That’s why it was so important that the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday a big increase in funding for legal services for tenants facing eviction in housing court.

...It’s a victory for tenants and for the City Council, including Councilman Mark Levine, who has championed “right to counsel” legislation for years.

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