Ithaca joins cities with universal tenant representation

11/05/2021, Legislation, Housing - Evictions

The City of Ithaca NY has enacted a resolution committing to develop a program to provide representation to tenants facing eviction, and has appropriated $125,000/year towards this program.  LawNY will be providing the representation.  A past data analysis showed that only 3% of tenants in Ithaca had counsel, compared to 95% of landlords.