Newark becomes third city to enact right to counsel for evictions

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12/20/2018, Legislation, Housing - Evictions

In late December 2018, the Newark City Council enacted an ordinance sponsored by Mayor Ras Baraka that guarantees counsel to tenants under 200% of the federal poverty level who are facing eviction.  By enacting this law, Newark joined NYC and San Francisco, which passed such laws within the last year. 

 

Tap Into NewarkNJ dot com, and Next City have more about the enactment and the work of community organizers to make this law a reality.

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