February 19, 2019
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Housing, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)
“It is David versus Goliath,’’ says Sal DiDomenico, a state senator from Everett. “People who are low income don’t have the resources to compete.” DiDomenico introduced a bill in January, an act to ensure right to counsel in eviction proceedings, to provide legal counsel to low-income tenants — part of a package of bills supported by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to reduce displacement and help low-income residents.