The New York City Council member who made a successful push for a law to ensure that low-income tenants facing proceedings in Housing Court have an attorney at their side says the law should be expanded to cover a wider range of incomes.
The city’s right to counsel law, which was implemented last year and is the first of its kind in the country, guarantees representation to tenants facing eviction and whose income is 200 percent of the federal poverty level or less.
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