New York is the first place in the nation to guarantee attorneys for low-income tenants in housing court. The U.S. Constitution's right to counsel is only guaranteed in criminal proceedings, not civil ones like in housing court.
Audio, News Story (New York)
November 9, 2017
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Landlord-Tenant
Organizations mentioned/involved: Mobilization for Justice (New York City)