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Press conference to introduce bill that helps tenants claim their Right to Counsel! – Right to Counsel NYC Coalition

(IAHH) Marc Greenberg, Event date: April 18, 2019

We are having a press conference to introduce a new law that would make community organizing a part of Right to Counsel. We need to make sure that more tenants know about and assert their rights!

Based on a recent survey by volunteers at the Bronx Housing Court, 53% of tenants who had a right to a lawyer didn’t know before arriving in court. It’s essential to inform tenants of their right to an attorney before they arrive in court. Tenant organizing groups are trusted community partners and, therefore, are best positioned to do this outreach, education and organizing work that is critical to the law’s success.

This law would require the city to work with these tenant organizing groups to engage and educate tenants about their rights as tenants. The Right to Counsel is only as effective as tenants’ ability to know and claim their rights!

Learn more about our campaign to expand the law .

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WHEN: 

April 18, 2019 at 11:45am – 1pm

WHERE:

New York City Hall, City Hall Park, New York, NY 10007

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CONTACT

Alyssa Figueroa · alyssa@righttocounselnyc.org

Source: https://www.righttocounselnyc.org/press_conference_to_announce?