New York Goes to the Mattresses Against the Eviction Machine (Slate)
Slate, July 21, 2017
New York Goes to the Mattresses Against the Eviction Machine
On Thursday, the New York City Council passed a bill that will guarantee, within five years, legal representation for all low-income tenants facing eviction. Mayor Bill de Blasio has indicated he will sign it. An independent study commissioned by the New York City Bar Association estimated the law could keep more than 5,000 families from homelessness every year.