Mayor expresses hope the change will spread.
News Story (New York)
August 11, 2017
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC)
This new law quickly received support from advocacy groups in the city, and talk already began among other cities to follow New York City’s example.
“It’s impossible to overstate the significance of this on a national level,” said John Pollock, Coordinator of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel, which worked with the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition. “New York City has broken the ice on a right to counsel in housing cases, and now we’re hearing lots of other cities and states saying they want to be next.”