More New Yorkers Facing Eviction Have Lawyers, But No Right to Counsel Yet

Mayor Bill de Blasio touted city investments in programs to provide lawyers to tenants facing eviction in housing court—but stopped short of endorsing the “right to counsel” that’s been advocated for in the City Council.

“The investments we make in legal services is one of the smartest investments we make,” de Blasio said today at High Bridge Library in the Bronx. “The best situation is to stop homelessness before it happens.”