Audio (New York)
National Public Radio (NPR)
April 3, 2019
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services NYC (LSNYC)
San Francisco and Newark, N.J., have passed similar legislation over the past year. Now lawmakers in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Minnesota are considering statewide proposals to provide free attorneys to struggling renters.
A recent study by the Community Service Society of New York found that evictions declined more than five times faster in ZIP codes where the right to counsel law was in effect than in ZIP codes where the law was not.