News Story (New Jersey)
January 3, 2019
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Funding: State & Local, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Essex-Newark Legal Services Project (Newark, NJ)
The City Council last month approved the right to counsel law, which establishes legal services for renters facing eviction. In order to qualify, the renters’ incomes must be 200 percent of the federal poverty level or less.
“This is the first time that Newark has ever endeavored to do something so ambitious and important on behalf of a population that has been housing insecure for decades,” said David Troutt, director of Rutgers Center for Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity.