Eviction Drop Fuels Push to Expand Free Housing Help for Low-Income NYC Tenants

Evictions dropped by nearly 20% last year in neighborhoods where low-income tenants received free, city-funded legal services, a new analysis found.

The reduction came in 20 zip codes targeted by the city’s 2017 Right to Counsel law, which is slated to expand free housing court legal services citywide by 2022.

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Evictions dropped by nearly 20% last year in neighborhoods where low-income tenants received free, city-funded legal […]

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