Results from Three Surveys in New York City Housing Courts

Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher: City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center

Author(s): Laura K. Abel; Kira Krenichyn

Research Area: Justice

Keywords: Justice; Civil Justice; Civil Right to Counsel

Type: Report

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.  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.