The Statewide Right to Counsel legislation is a part of the Housing Courts Must Change! (HCMC) Campaign, a statewide campaign launched in 2020 to transform the courts from an “eviction machine” to a place that upholds tenants’ rights, holds landlords accountable, and enables tenants to remain in their homes. Our goals, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, include slowing down eviction cases and expanding Right to Counsel across New York State, so ALL tenants have and know about their rights and are emboldened to organize and fight to stop evictions.
What is Statewide Right to Counsel?
Statewide Right to Counsel guarantees ALL tenants across New York State the right to a lawyer when facing an eviction. Click the links below to learn more about the Statewide Right to Counsel legislation:
Statewide RTC Campaign 2-Pager:
Statewide RTC Bills:
Join us to build a movement for Right to Counsel across New York State!
AARP New York
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD)
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
CAMBA Legal Services
CASA - New Settlement
Catholic Migration Services
Community Resource Center of Larchmont and Mamaroneck
Crown Heights Tenant Union
Flatbush Tenant Coalition
Goddard Riverside Law Project
Housing Court Answers
Housing for All
Housing Justice for All
Hudson Valley Justice Center
Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity
Legal Services of Central New York, Inc.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Lifting Up Westchester, Inc.
Make the Road New York
Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
New York Legal Services Coalition
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
Program Design and Development, LLC
Safety Net Project - Urban Justice Center
St Nicks Alliance
Syracuse Tenant Union
United Neighbors Organization (UNO)
United Way of Westchester and Putnam
Westchester Children's Association
Westchester County Board of Legislators
Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.