Results from Three Surveys in New York City Housing Courts
Publication Date: February 2007
Keywords: Justice; Civil Justice; Civil Right to Counsel
Coverage: New York
More than two-thirds of tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court have no legal representation when they go before the court.Â Additionally, the study finds that most people facing eviction have children in the household, that people facing eviction are disproportionately African-Americans, and that many of them are low-income senior citizens.