Skyrocketing eviction rates in New York City prompt Legal Aid Society to again call for ‘Good Cause’ legislation

AMNY, Sarah Belle Lin, December 19, 2023

New York City marshals have evicted tenants at a rate that has increased by more than 259% so far this year compared to the same time period in 2022, according to city data recently released.

Now, the Legal Aid Society, which represents low-income individuals including tenants in housing court, is calling on the governor and state lawmakers to enact “Good Cause” eviction legislation in the next session. 

Between Jan. 1 and July 31 this year, city marshals executed 5,890 evictions, compared to 1,640 evictions during the same timeframe last year. In July alone, there were 747 evictions citywide.

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