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NYC Council Kicks Off Hearings On Free Counsel For Poor Tenants

On Monday, the City Council held its first hearing on a bill that would require the city to provide lawyers for indigent tenants facing eviction in Housing Court, more than two years after the legislation was first proposed. [ more ...
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