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Subject Advocates Push NYC to Fulfill Promise of Housing Court Help for Low-Income Tenants
Date March 6, 2023 4:19 PM
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At Overdue Hearing, Advocates Push NYC to Fulfill Promise of Housing Court Help for Low-Income Tenants

The city’s landmark Right to Counsel law was the country’s first to guarantee legal representation in housing court to low-income tenants most at risk for evictions—something experts say greatly increases someone’s chances of remaining in their home.

But advocates and providers say it’s been undermined in recent months as the courts schedule eviction cases faster than there are available attorneys to take them.

“When the law was first passed, it worked,” Ruth Riddick, a Flatbush tenant, testified at an overdue city hearing on the initiative recently.

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