Massachusetts right to counsel legislation gains urgency amid rising number of evictions

Legislation is pending in Massachusetts that would provide legal counsel to lower-income tenants facing eviction.

News Story (Massachusetts)

Tom Acitelli
Curbed Boston
February 20, 2019
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Housing: Eviction


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If passed—and supporters say the bill has momentum given the rising number of evictions—Boston would become the third major U.S. city, after New York and San Francisco, with what is known as right to counsel available to qualifying tenants.